The Obsidian Bulletin, May 1950, p. 1

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The OBSIDIAN

VOLUME X EUGENE, OREGON - MAY 1950 N0. 5

MOUNTAINEERING

CLIMBING SCHOOL

Despite the accidents and tragedies in the history of mountain climbing, the sport is not necessarily dangerous. When accidents occur, they are invariable due to ignorance and lack of experience or to downright carelessness. Most accidents are avoidable, given proper caution and experience in the craft.

For excellent instructions in the craft of mountain climbing, the Climbing Committee has designed a schedule including class-room lectures, practical work during the hikes scheduled by the Trips Committee, rock techniques demonstrated, rope work and knot tieing instructions, and in general, a wide coverage of climbing techniques. The schedule is as follows:

DATE LOCATION TIME
May 12 Wash. St. Rec. Ctr. 7:30 P.M.
June 2 Wash. St. Rec. Ctr. 7:30 P.M.
June 4 Jasper Hills-Lv. City Hall 8:00 A.M.
June 11 Eagles Rest-Lv. City Hall 8:00 A.M.

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Schedule of Coming Attractions

JUNE 25 - Middle Sister

This is the annual "Tenderfoot" climb of the Middle. Let's all sign up and make it 100; Leaders will be the Chiefs and Princesses. We can have a grand time if we all turn out. Let's all solicit. This is an excellent opportunity for you to initiate your friends into the craft of mountaineering.

JULY 1-2-3-4 Mt. Adams

This climb will be led by Doris Sims and Mike Stahl. Doris climbed it twice last summer. Incidentally, did you know that Mt. Adams is the second highest mountain in the Cascade range (12,307). This massive bulk of a mountain stands about 30 miles north of the Columbia Gorge, in Washington. Mt. Adams, like most peaks in the Cascades, is an old volcano. Seven distinct glaciers flank her slopes with tongues of lava rock clutching at the aretes. A long weekend - so plan for it now!

JULY 9 - Three Fingered Jack.

This is one of Oregon's most interest-

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