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Iowa Mountaineers

Iowa Mountaineers. During the past year many of our 400 members climbed in numerous mountain ranges of the world. The weekend climbing outings continued as in the past with 15 to 40 members on the rocks almost every Saturday and Sunday. Fourteen color adventure-film lectures were sponsored as a community service and to obtain additional operating funds for the outdoor activities. The annual banquet in April attracted 150 members from six states. Two Californians, Tom Frost from Ventura and James Moore from San Diego, were the featured speakers.

The 75-member camp was held in the Northern Selkirks of British Columbia with Base Camp in the Stoney Creek area. Eleven peaks were climbed including most of those in the Mount Rogers group, Sir Donald Range, and parts of the Asulkan Ridge. John F. Ebert served as leader. A 43-member expedition traveled to East Africa under the leadership of S. John Ebert. A group of 21 ascended Kilimanjaro, and another party came within 500 feet of the top of Mount Kenya.

The 1972 mountain camp will be held in the Sawtooths of Idaho August 7-18. A major expedition will be sponsored to the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. One group of 10 will go into the Quebrada Tayapampa, another of 15 into the Quebrada ParĂ³n, and a third of 20 into the Quebrada Ulta. The expedition will leave Miami, Florida, on July 15.

S. JOHN EBERT, President