American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

The Mazamas

  • Club Activities
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  • Publication Year: 1993

The Mazamas. Club climbing activity in 1992 under the chairmanship of Jan Schmidt included 253 scheduled summer and 14 winter climbs. However, the usual unfavorable Northwest weather allowed only one winter climb to succeed. The Basic Climbing School enrolled 216 students, Intermediate School 50, Advanced Rock School 22 and Advanced Snow/Ice School 12. Trail Trips, the second most important Mazama activity, involved 326 scheduled hikes, which included some camps, snowshoe trips and backpacks as well as trail maintenance. These varied events resulted in 4488 hiker-days.

Mazama outings included a Yellowstone cross-country trip; skiing at Innsbruck, Austria; a hiking-climbing outing in Czechoslovakia’s Tatra Mountains; a trip to Indonesia; and in the West summer trips to the Wind Rivers in Wyoming, Stehekin Ranch, the Wallowa Mountains and Oregon Beach.

The Expedition Committee, chaired by Carol Sturdivant, staged its annual fund-raising biathlon. Participation by 462 runners and cyclists raised $5,934. The Program Committee continued the century-old tradition of hosting outstanding films and lectures at the Mazama clubrooms Wednesday evenings.

Looking forward to the completion of 100 years of climbing and hiking, the club began planning its centennial. Paula Beers heads the committee which will stage special events during 1993-1994 with a centennial party on the summit of Mount Hood to recall the initiation of the club on July 19, 1894.

President Ray Sheldon finished his term of office October 1 and was succeeded by Dennis Olmstead.

Jack Grauer

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