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Harvard Mountaineering Club

Harvard Mountaineering Club. The tower of Memorial Hall may be less crowded than the Grand and the swirling exhaust may look like alpine mists, but there is no getting around the fact that Cambridge is an inhospitable environment for the mountaineer. Nevertheless, the Club managed to bring in a good number of new members and to accomplish a fair amount of climbing. Most of the major Northeastern climbing areas were visited last year, but interest focused on New Hampshire for both rock and ice. As usual, members braved the stiff rental rates for snowshoes at the local climbing stores to attempt a traverse of the Presidentials. One group of six completed the traverse South to North. In the Spring, climbing was supplemented with an Advanced First Aid course taught by two members. Summer found several graduate members climbing in Europe. Notable climbs included Adrian Juncosa’s solo of the Brenva Spur. While two undergraduate members participated in an expedition to the Cordillera Blanca, the most important undergraduate climb was the Club expedition to the West Face of Mt. Hubbard (see this issue of AAJ).

Elliott Fisher, President