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YUKON EXPLORER TO TELL MOUNTAINEERING FEAT

WILL GIVE ADDRESS TONIGHT IN PIERCE HALL

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This evening at 8 o'clock in Pierce 110, H. S. Hall '19 will give an illustrated lecture on "The Mount Logan Expedition in the Yukon" under the auspices of the Engineering Society.

On May 2, 1925, under the auspices of the Canadian Alpine Club, a party of eight mountaineers, numbering in their party Mr. Hall, started up the treacherous slopes of Mount Logan. In the latter part of June they succeeded in reaching the summit and thus achieved the distinction of being the first to conquer the gales and icy blasts of Mount Logan, 19,800 feet in altitude and the second highest peak in North America.

Faced Dangerous Storms

The expedition was many times delayed and hampered by violent snow storms, accompanied by dangerous winds. Snow fell almost continually during the ascent. Had it not been for the precaution of planting stakes along the trail the members of the expedition might well have experienced the death they faced on many occasions in the confusing maze of ice fields.

So severe was the cold that several members of the party were forced to turn back because of serious frost bites. Those climbers who ultimately reached the top suffered great hardship.

Although the expedition was intended primarily as a pleasure excursion, the climbers did some valuable scientific work in mapping the topography and making exact records of the mountain's height.

Tonight, Mr. Hall will describe his experiences on this expedition, the first successful attempt to climb Mt. Logan. Refreshments will be served.

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