As the University emerges from its wartime garb, undergraduate organizations are coming back into prominence and resuming full-scale activity once again. Not the least of these is the Mountaineering Club, which held its winter meeting last week.
Founded in 1924, the HMC has established itself as one of the College's most active extra-curricular groups. Its members have ranged far and wide among the highest peaks in the world, and a number of first ascents were made under its auspices.
During the war, many of its members served with the Tenth Mountain Division, which spearheaded the final phase of the Italian campaign after its capture of Mount Belvedere. Others served in the Navy and Air Corps, and many worked in secret research projects organized to design special winter equipment for the Quartermaster Corps.
After training its new members on the slopes of New England, the club plans within the next few months to take a trip to the St. Elias Range in the Yukon and to conduct a number of expeditions to local rock and ice areas as the club swings back into its peacetime stride.