American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

University of Wyoming Outing Club

  • Club Activities
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  • Publication Year: 1968

University of Wyoming Outing Club. During the year UWOC conducted a spring and a fall climbing school. Although in the spring attendance was somewhat sparse, registration at the fall school numbered over 100 people. Sessions were held on three successive fall week-ends at the Vedauwoo climbing area. A short climbing guide to the Vedauwoo area was published in conjunction with club activities there. Trips during the year were highlighted by Grand Canyon, The Flat Irons, Devils Tower, and Mayattan in Mexico. Much time was spent exploring Glory Hole on the Wyoming-Montana border. John Horn, Chuck Schaap, Bob Stevenson, and Jim Halfpenny made the first winter ascent of the Medicine Bow Diamond. Through the considerable effort of many members, the club has been able to extend greatly its ski-touring areas and its available equipment. During the Christmas vacation a four-day trip through the Snowy Range established a circular pattern of snow caves to be used for touring during the 1968 season. Many members are currently working with the MRA and the National Forest Service to establish a rescue organization and a cross-country ski search group.

Jim Halfpenny, President

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