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Appalachian Mountain Club

Appalachian Mountain Club. The AMC continued its program of training in rock climbing and mountaineering. However, both large chapters (Boston and New York) made efforts to limit the participants in an effort to slow the influx of people into technical climbing and to increase leader participation in the program. Both these objectives appear to have been achieved, at least in part. The reduction in the large number of beginners led to greater leader participation and a more enjoyable program for both beginners and climbers. Although about the same number of beginners had entered the climbing group by the end of the season as previously, these came from a reduced number of initial participants. No officially sponsored AMC trips were taken this year. This is to be expected with the current de-emphasis of organized group trips by the newer climbers. However, private trips were run to the Selkirks, the Needles, Tetons, Bugaboos, Wind Rivers, and the Alps in Europe.

Bob Hall, Vice-Chairman, Inter-Chapter Mountaineering Committee