Stanford Alpine Club. Our main emphasis during the winter was on mountaineering. An easy trip to Desolation Valley south of Lake Tahoe to orient newcomers was followed by more difficult trips to Mount Morrison, Split Mountain, and Mount Shasta. Not all were successful owing to weather conditions, but at the end of winter a small club party succeeded in making the first winter ascent of Mount Stanford (13,963 feet) in the interior of the Sierra Nevada. Other members took advantage of the excellent conditions in Yosemite Valley, where they completed several Grade V’s.
Although activity tapered off somewhat, as usual, during the spring quarter, there were several trips to the Valley with an ascent of the Nose Route on El Capitan. The club has instituted a fairly regular weekly slide show that has become a popular feature of club life. These shows have played a successful role keeping interest high; acquainting members with new developments, techniques, and safety considerations in climbing; and emphasizing the all-engrossing subject of climbing ethics.
Roger Gocking, President