Rensselaer Mountaineering Club. Although the R. M. C. is still small, climbing enthusiasm has kept the membership list increasing. Probably the most significant achievement in the Club this year has been the publication of the first issue of Rensselaer Mountaineering.
Climbing for beginners, or “weekday climbing,” is done at the Grafton Cliffs near Troy. Weekend climbing then centers around the Schawangunks. Despite the appalling lack of deep snow, winter mountaineering in the Adirondacks has continued to be an attraction during the cold months. In addition, a particularly good trip was made last December when several ascents of Mt. Katahdin in Maine were made.
As usual a few R. M. C. members found their way to Jackson Hole this past summer. A climb of the North Ridge of the Grand Teton is worth particular mention. Other members were on expeditions into the Bugaboos and the St. Elias Range. Finally, some excellent rock climbs were made in the Chapel Pond region of the Adirondacks.