The Mazamas. The Mazamas of Portland, Oregon, scheduled 231 climbs, 241 hiking trips, 15 outings, and four expeditions during their year ending September 30, 1988. The expeditions included Bob Wilson’s group of four on an ascent of Cerro Chopicalqui in Peru, Ethan Van Matre’s attempt on Hidden Peak and Jim Wright’s attempt on Huascarán. In addition to these Mazama groups, the Expedition Committee supported the 1988 Northwest Everest Expedition, which succeeded in placing the first and second American women on Everest’s summit.
Unfortunately, lack of space makes it impossible to detail the club’s myriad activities at home and abroad. A highlight of the year was the 95th annual banquet in Portland, which over 300 members and guests attended. The featured speaker was Bill Hackett, a member since 1935, who was the first to climb the highest summits of North and South America some years back. Honorary memberships were bestowed upon Ray Atkeson, veteran photographic artist, and Arlene Blum, an outstanding woman in mountaineering.