The Dartmouth Mountaineering Club, during the academic years of 1948-50, expanded its safety program with much enthusiasm, chiefly due to the original efforts of the 1948 faculty advisor John Montaigne, former ranger, who two years ago had outlined the mountain safety program of the National Park Service in the Grand Teton Range in Wyoming. A number of lectures on mountain safety and techniques have been sponsored by the club, in which members of the American Alpine Safety Committee were asked to participate. At one time the D.M.C. spent a week in the actual practice of safety and evacuation techniques. This included the use of the Navy Stokes stretcher, two-man rope rescue from cliffs, party rescue techniques, ice-axe belays, etc. A collection of Kodachrome slides on safety techniques has been made and is on file with the Club for future use. During the autumn of 1949, 35 undergraduates at Dartmouth spent four afternoons a week for seven weeks in a course of mountaineering instruction which has been accepted for physical education credit by the Athletic Council of the College.
Chairman, D.M.C. Safety Committee:
Dartmouth Mountaineering Club