American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

The U.S. Forest Service

  • Notes
  • Accident Year:
  • Publication Year: 1950

The U.S. Forest Service has conducted in recent years an intensive campaign to prevent accidents, aimed particularly at its own employees. No special program has been organized, but there has been increased emphasis on registration of climbers at local forest headquarters. The Division of Recreation and Lands is well aware of the problem of mountain safety and is constantly trying to enhance public safety in the national forest areas. But since there are no guide concessions in the national forest areas at present, there has not been so much attention to the climbers’ problems as in the National Parks.

Chairman, U.S.F.S. Safety Committee:

John Sieker

U.S.F.S.

Washington, D.C.

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