American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

A.A.C., Cascade Section

  • Club Activities
  • Climb Year:
  • Publication Year: 1981

A.A.C., Cascade Section. Activities for the year started with a sociable spring party that included slides and refreshments at a private home. Next came a Section climbing/picnic weekend. Fall saw a meeting featuring Dave Jay’s fine slides and narration covering a difficult new route on Mount Huntington and several climbs of the Rooster Comb in Alaska.

Our annual banquet enjoyed a program of expeditions by our own members: Steve Swenson on attempts to put up a new route on Gasher- brum IV, and Don Goodman on first ascents in the Arctic—Victoria and Albert Mountains on Ellesmere Island. The 1981 Chairman, Steve Swenson, and Treasurer, Sean Rice, were introduced.

In China, Andy Harvard co-led an expedition attempting a new route on Gongga Shan (Minya Konka). Clark Gerhardt presented the officials of the Chinese Mountaineering Association in Peking with a large framed photograph bearing an inscription of greetings and best wishes from the A.A.C. and the Cascade Section. It is a beautiful picture Clark had taken of Shuksan and Baker.

Through September 1980, 48% of our 206 members had contributed a total of more than $15,000 to the Club’s Endowment Fund, with more given subsequently.

John D. Mendenhall, Chairman

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