American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Dartmouth Mountaineering Club

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  • Publication Year: 1969

Dartmouth Mountaineering Club. Predictably, efforts during the school year concentrated on local objectives. Numerous trips were organized to the Shawangunks, Cannon Mountain, Cathedral, and the nearby cliffs in Orford and Norwich utilized by our climbing class. This class, which introduces about 40 freshman to the fundamentals of mountaineering in the spring and fall, carries credit for physical education. It does not, however, have an instruction program available to the public, as the Mountaineering Handbook by Casewit and Pownall erroneously implies. Winter ice climbing is usually limited to Huntington Ravine and Willey Slide, but we have recently been exploring the numerous possibilities in Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont. A substantial amount of non-technical winter climbing in the White Mountains is also done, providing good training for summer expeditions. The summer was another big one for the DMC. Members took part in expeditions which made first ascents of the north ridge of Mount Kennedy and various peaks near Haines, Alaska, and climbed to 20,000 feet on the northeast ridge of Chopicalqui in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. We also climbed in the Tetons, Rockies, and Yosemite, but nearly drowned in Canada. Our next club Journal will be available in the spring of 1969.

Philip D. L. Koch

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