American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Harvard Mountianeering Club

  • Club Activities
  • Climb Year:
  • Publication Year: 1973

Harvard Mountaineering Club. The club has been active in many areas during the year. Our members were to be found climbing far afield from Cambridge in Yosemite, the Wind Rivers, the Tetons, the Needles of South Dakota, the Bernese Oberland, Mexico, Alaska, and the Dhaulagiri Himal. Members made first ascents in the Cordillera Blanca of Milpocraju and in the Battle Range of British Columbia. During the school year climbing centered, as usual, throughout the Northeast with rock climbing at Cannon Cliff, Whitehorse and Cathedral Ledges, Ragged Mountain, and the Shawangunks; and ice climbing at Crawford Notch and Huntington Ravine in the White Mountains. We are also looking for additional ice climbing areas such as Mount Katahdin and Smugglers Notch. The traditional attempt at the winter traverse of the Presidential Range was thwarted by high winds and heavy snow. We are starting a series of first-aid training programs through the local American Red Cross, which includes training of HMC members to become first-aid instructors. A course in medicine for expeditions is being organized as well.

Elliott Fisher, Secretary

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