A.A.C., New York Section

Publication Year: 1980.

A.A.C., New York Section. The slide lecture program for members and guests of the Club continued to be popular, with excellent presentations by Vern Klevenger about Yosemite wall climbing and the High Sierra, and by Arlene Blum on the ascent of Annapurna I by the Amer-ican Women’s Expedition in 1978. The net proceeds of such programs are used to finance a generous contribution to the Club’s Mountaineering Fellowship fund. This year the section also made a significant donation to the Mohonk Trust to aid the Trust in repulsing a legal threat to climbing in the Shawangunks. Our annual reception and dinner was the largest social gathering of the section in recent years.

John Thackray, Chairman