AAC, North Central Section. The North Central Section covers Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. In July, 1999, Scott Christensen took over the post of chairman, which had been vacant in 1997-’98. A first goal was to make a web site similar to those of the other sections. This was completed in October and now provides members and visitors a means to learn about specific North Central items as well as national AAC issues. The web site has sections on our parent organization, upcoming events and news of the region. It also has a message board for climbers to find one another and to post messages pertinent to the local crags. Contact our web site at www.ncs.alpineclub.org.
The chairman attended the AAC Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., representing the Section at committee meetings and meeting with members who performed much of the Club’s work in the Yosemite Camp 4 development. Also, members worked at the local clean-up day at Interstate Park on the north side of metropolitan Twin Cities. This is a very popular top-rope area for Minnesota and the Midwest. As in most areas of the country, more and more restrictions have been placed on climbing. Interstate is no exception; climbing permits are now required. The goodwill from our support of the clean-up day goes a long way in keeping climbers climbing.
Scott Christensen, Chairman