Beginning in the Christmas vacation, the Mountaineering Club will carry out an ambitious program of winter climbs, the main purpose of which is to train men for future work in Alaska or the High Andes.
Ice-craft instruction for beginners will be given from December 28 to January 4 t Huntington Ravine and Tuckerman's Headwall, where the Club has a cabin, and parties under Maynard Miller '43 and Andrew Kaulman '43 will ascent various gullies. From January 28 to February 2 there will be ice bivouacs there.
Sam Mantel '44 will lead the first regular ice-climb on Mount Willard on Washington's Birthday, and the experts will tackle Pinnacle Gully in Huntington Ravine on March 28.
The club will culminate its winter activities during the spring vacation from March 29 to April 5 with ice-climbing and skiing on Mount Washington and a possible first ascent of one of the gullies in Huntington Ravine.
Graduate members have been cooperating with the Army in the formation of a mountaineering infantry battalion, and a the fall meeting last week many members signed applications to join this organization upon their induction into the service. A part of the 87th Infantry, it is new training on the ranges in Idaho and on the west coast.