American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

The Yale Mountaineering Club

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  • Publication Year: 1950

The Yale Mountaineering Club has spent much time in emphasizing safety on its local climbs which, perhaps unfortunately, are held on near-by cliffs that do not lend themselves well to the establishment of a proper mountaineering attitude. Recently the Club’s constitution was revised at two points. First, a man must now demonstrate safe and sound judgment before he can become an Active Member. Second, the four officers of the Club now compose its Safety Committee. Newly instituted ice climbing and ski mountaineering trips to Mt. Washington and to the Adirondacks were especially helpful during the last two years and have shown new men that ability to judge time and weather – not just skill in rock climbing – is essential to safe mountaineering. Each new member is required to read a copy of the American Alpine Club’s 1948 Safety Report.

Chairman, Y.M.C. Safety Committee:

Richard G. Merritt

1151 Yale Station

New Haven, Conn.

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