On April 1, 1995, as this Journal was at Nimrod Press being printed, its editor for the past 35 years, H. Adams Carter, died at his home in Milton, Massachusetts. This publication is but one example of his life of distinguished accomplishment and service. He exercised his exceptional linguistic abilities to establish personal ties with the world mountaineering community, using this network to make The American Alpine Journal the most distinguished publication of its kind.
He has received the highest honors of The American Alpine Club, as well as Honorary Membership in many of the alpine organizations worldwide. His full career as a teacher of foreign languages and coach of the ski team at Milton Academy extended beyond the campus, as he introduced students to the mountain world through climbing in New England, Alaska and South America. Hundreds of climbers from all over the world share with us the memories of gatherings with him and Ann at their home in Milton and retreat overlooking the White Mountains in Jefferson, New Hampshire.
With Ad’s passing, this journal will not be the same, nor will our council meetings. Our thanks for his many contributions and for showing us how to live a full life each day. Our condolences and deep appreciation to his wife, Ann, and all family members.
The Past Presidents, Current Officers and Directors of The American Alpine Club — April 2, 1995