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Harvard Mountaineering Club

Harvard Mountaineering Club. Each weekend in the fall and spring club members head for the rock climbing areas of New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New York, while the club continues to sponsor Friday afternoon beginners’ trips to the nearby Quincy Quarries. Many of our current members are enthusiastic ice climbers, and the 1982-1983 ice climbing season promises to be an active one. Several alumni instructors have been recruited for the first winter trip to the H.M.C. cabin at Huntington’s Ravine in the White Mountains. The club’s annual January expedition up Mount Katahdin in Maine will include both skiers and climbers.

A reunion of four past club presidents—Bob Pelay, Nick Vanderbilt, Paul Milde, and Peter Sorger—took place in November for a week of climbing in Yosemite Valley. Plans for an H.M.C. summer climbing trip next year to Yosemite and Joshua Tree National Monument are being formulated.

The traditional fall dinner was a great success, attended by such A.A.C. notables as Henry Hall (our club’s founding father), Ken Henderson, and Sam Streibert.

The 23rd volume of the H.M.C. Journal will be published in the spring of 1983 including articles by Dave Roberts on profiles of H.M.C. members in the ’30s, by Will Silva and David Coombs on the Cassin Ridge of Mount McKinley, by Ken Andrasko on Yosemite’s Half Dome, and by Clint Cummins and John Imbrie on a photographic description of Mount Katahdin’s ice-climbing routes.

Madeleine Carter, President