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Harvard Mountaineering Club

Harvard Mountaineering Club. With increasing campus interest in climbing and swelling ranks, the Harvard Mountaineering Club is enjoying something of a renaissance. Both direct and indirect Club involvement in all aspects of climbing, from top-roping for novices to Himalayan climbing, has increased in recent years.

Summer 1993 was particularly active for the core Club membership. In addition to climbing in New England and the Shawangunks, trip destinations included the Cascades, Denali, the Tetons, the Wind Rivers, and the Tien Shan.

During the school year, the Club leads introductory climbing trips for beginners and serves as a meeting place for campus sport climbers and alpinists alike. We host occasional lectures; recent speakers have included Barry Rugo, Geoff Tabin, Fred Beckey, Jed Williamson and David Roberts.

As a service to the New England ice climbing community, the Club continues to operate the Harvard Cabin below Huntington Ravine on Mount Washington. The cabin celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 1992, with a reunion at the cabin of early builders and caretakers. The Club thanks Ted Dettmar for five years of yeoman service as caretaker and welcomes Jim Dowd for the 1993-94 season.

The H.M.C. is currently hard at work producing the next issue of our journal, Harvard Mountaineering No. 24.

We continue to welcome anyone interested in climbing to join us at our Thursday evening meetings, at 8 o’clock on the ground floor of Claverly Hall, on Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge.

As our Lowell House address is now defunct, all correspondence should be addressed to: Harvard Mountaineering Club, 4 University Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Andrew Noymer, Harvard Mountaineering Editor