Mountaineering Club of Alaska. As in previous years, club activities in 1979 were centered in the Chugach, Talkeetna, and Kenai Ranges. These ranges are virtually a stone’s throw from Anchorage, which makes them very accessible and convenient to visit.
Many members climbed on non-club sponsored trips in the Alaska and Wrangell ranges. One group attempted Mount Bona (16,421 feet), but was beaten back by bad weather. Other members were on Mount Sanford (16,237 feet). Another member participated in the first ascent of the north face of Amulet (8290 feet).
The club sponsored two ice-climbing schools and two winter-camping and climbing-orientation classes. Numerous weekend and one-day climbing, cross-country skiing, and hiking outings were also sponsored. Club membership grew to 275 in 1979.
Tim Neale, President