East. The Appalachian Mountain Club is in the process of organizing courses and talks on mountaineering problems. It is expected that rock climbing, and the special rescue problems involved, will receive particular attention.
The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club has initiated a series of talks and articles on safety. A number of members who work in governmental laboratories, and who assisted in tests for the Army during the war, have continued to be interested in testing equipment and techniques. It is reported that one member, an electrical engineer, has undertaken a study of electric storms and the best methods of protection. In view of the disastrous accident on Bugaboo Spire last summer, this is decidedly pertinent.