Not content with anything but the roughest ground and the iciest peaks, members of the Mountaineering Club this winter are going to undertake some of the hardest climbs in the world at Huntington Ravine on Mt. Washington.
According to Robert H. Bates, who has scaled K2, the world's second highest mountain and who is a graduate member of the Club, "The climbing we get in Huntington Ravine is as severe as anything I have seen in the Himalyas on K2."
The purpose of the four climbs, which are to be held during the ice season, will be to officially test new equipment for the Army as well as giving members a chance to do climbing similar to that which is required by the mountain troops.
Due to the difficulties involved in getting to the Club's base camp at the foot of Mt. Washington, members this year are planning fewer and longertrips lasting from four days to a week.
The Mountaineering Club claims to be the only undergraduate organization offering complete training similar to that which will be received by future mountaineering soldiers. Their trips are not confined to scaling icy peaks, but include skiing and other training necessary in mountain warfare.