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MOUNTAINEERS TO HOLD INITIAL CLUB MEETING

Harvard Crag Climbers Took Part in Three Peak Sealing Expeditions and a Mapping Trip

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Fresh from a summer of exploration and peak-scaling, members of the Mountaineering Club will hold a meeting at 7.30 o'clock Wednesday evening in the Eliot House Junior Common Room to discuss plans for the coming year and instil some of their enthusiasm into Freshmen who wish to attend.

Discover Three Mountains

Harvard crag-climbers took part in four important expeditions last summer. Adams Carter '36, Robert H. Bates '33, and H. Bradford Washburn '33 penetrated deep into the unexplored region south of Mt. Steele on a mapping trip, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Airplanes were used for transportation as far as possible into the Yukon territory, but the actual exploration was carried on with dog teams alone. Three mountains, all over 14,000 feet in altitude, were discovered and mapped. The most interesting scientific feature discovered by the party was a nunatak glacier which had retreated over six miles in the past twenty years, an extraordinary rate of movement for any glacier.

500 Feet From Summit

An unsuccessful attempt was made by William F. Loomis '36 to scale Mt. Waddington. This peak has never been climbed, although thirteen previous expeditions had tried Loomis was only 500 feet from the summit before he was forced to admit defeat.

Yukon Expedition

Another party was led by Walter D. Wood '26, who, accompanied by his brother, Harrison Wood '36, reached the unconquered peak of Mt. Steele. This mountain, which is also in the Yukon region, is 16,400 feet high, making it one of the ten loftiest peaks in North America.

In the Alps, Charles S. Houston '36 and Arthur Emmons '36 scaled the southern face of Monte Rosa, blazing a new route to the top.

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