American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

The Kachinas

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  • Publication Year: 1950

The Kachinas, Phoenix, Arizona, have developed an indoctrination course for prospective members to pass before they can join the organization. On all climbs they adhere strictly to a four-point climber’s safety code. The Club has also developed a rank system based on attitudes as well as experience: climbers are in a first- and second-class category and in a rope leader and guide category – all of which is designed to insure that proper emphasis will be placed on safety. They maintain for ready use the fully equipped Army field ambulance which was presented to the Kachinas by the Arizona Highway Department several years ago, after the Club effected a night rescue on Camelback Mountain.

Chairman, Kachinas’ Safety Committee:

Lee Pedrick

4233 N. 33rd Place

Phoenix, Arizona

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