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                                 Scree
Newsletter of the Peak Climbing Section, Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter
January, 1995                                              Vol. 28, No. 1
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NEXT MEETING
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Date:  Tuesday, Jan. 19
Time:  7:30 p.m.
Place: The Pacific Mountaineer
       200 Hamilton Ave.
       Palo Alto
       
Program: "Backcountry Skiing and Snow Camping in the Sierra Nevada" by 
Robert Muonio.  Robert has been backcountry ski touring and winter camping 
since 1972.  Join him for a short slide show covering one of his many 
trips into the Sierra.  In addition to leading winter trips, Robert has 
been guiding rock climbs, both locally and in the Lake Tahoe area, since 
1971.  


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Ostrander Hut will be closed for entire season 
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THE Ostrander Hut, a popular destination for backcountry skiers in 
Yosemite, will be closed for the entire winter season, according to its 
caretakers, The Yosemite Association.  Crews sampling the water quality at 
Ostrander Lake last summer found "a significant problem with human waste," 
specifically a fecal coliform rending beyond the acceptable limits.  The 
culprit: leaking chemical toilets at the hut.  Workers checked into the 
possibility of a makeshift retrofit to get through the winter but 
concluded it was unfeasible.  Crews plan to replace the toilets next 
summer.  The Yosemite Associa-tion said it expects the hut to be open next 
winter.  


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UPCOMING TRIPS
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*** PYRAMID PEAK
Jan. 14-16
9,983 feet, Class 2
Leader: Palmer Dyal (415) 604-6545 (w) (415) 941-5321 (h)
Co-leader: wanted

This will be a moderately paced, three-mile snowshoe trip to climb a 
relatively easy peak in the Desolation Wilderness area southwest of Lake 
Tahoe.  The elevation gain is about 1,000 feet per mile and we plan to 
camp at tree line.  By using three days we will have time to build snow 
caves and view the marvelous scenery.  This will be a good trip for 
beginning winter climbers.  


*** JUNIPERO SERRA
5,900 feet, Class 1
Leader: George Van Gorden (408)779-2320

A beautiful day hike.  Great views at the top and a good chance of a 
little snow.  From Morgan Hill a two-hour-and- 15-minute drive.  The hike 
takes five and a half to six hours.  


*** SNOW CAMPING SEMINAR
Classes: Evenings of Jan. 9,10, 11
Field Trips: Jan 28-29 and Feb. 4-5
Leaders: Chris MacIntosh (415) 563-5870
Marj Ottenberg (408)867-4576

This popular seminar, which the Peak Climbing and Ski Touring sections 
have sponsored from the beginning, is now in its twenty-second year.  This 
is a golden opportu-nity for anyone interested in a cooler camping 
situation.  Instructors include Dave Kuty, Sheldon Firth, Tom Wolfe and 
Jim Macrander.  


*** GLACIER POINT
Jan. 28-29
Leader: John Flinn (415) 968-2050 jnflinn@aol.com
Co-leader: Noreen Ford (415) 493-5700

Here's your chance to soak in the grandeur of one of America's most 
awe-inspiring vistas without smoke-belching buses or ice cream-dribbling 
tourists.  It's about 12 miles each way on groomed tracks on a roadbed.  
Modest skiing ability and snow camping experience needed.  Before Jan.  10 
sign up with co-leader.  


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We want you on our roster
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YOU'RE nobody if you're not on the official PCS membership list.  We'll be 
publishing it next month, and we'd like to make sure everyone's 
information is up to date.  

A lot of the information we have is out of date.  If any of yours has 
changed in de last three years, please send your name, address, home phone 
number and, if you'd like, work phone number to Paul Vlasveld, 789 
Daffodil Way, San Jose, CA 95117.  

Citizens of cyberspace: We're also putting together a directory of e-mail 
addressess, which will also be published in February.  Please e-mail yours 
to jnflinn@aol.com.  

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Your chapter needs you
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As a group of the Sierra Club, it's important that people who join know 
that the Sierra Club is a multifaceted organization.  The Sierra Club is 
unique in its approach to coordinate protection of the environment so as 
to fully enjoy and appreciate it through hiking, skiing, climbing, 
paddling and cycling.  

Kristi Timmings, chapter coordinator, has scheduled new members meetings 
each month.  She has asked each activities section to help out and attend 
two to three of these meetings per month and talk for 5 to 15 minutes 
about their group.  

If anyone in the PCS is interested, please call the Chair, Debbie Benham 
(phone number on back page) and we'll arrange dates and times.  Thanks.  

- Debbie Benham


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Proposal to honor Ferdinand
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PLANS TO rename a prominent knob on Mt.  Dana above the Tioga Pass 
entrance station for legendary ranger Ferdinand Castillo are winding their 
way through the federal bureaucracy.  A decision is expected by spring or 
summer.  

Tina Yerzy, an Enviromental Protection Agency employee and former Yosemite 
ranger, is spearheading the effort and contributing much of her own time 
and money.  

She recently flew back to Washington, D.C.  to make a presentation to the
U.S.  Board on Geographic Names, delivering 150 letters and petitions with 
1,700 names on them.  

Senator Barbara Boxer and a gaggle of congressional representatives, state 
senators and assembly members are backing the effort.  

A fixture of the Yosemite landscape for many years, Ferdinand manned the 
Tioga Pass entrance station during the summers.  He personally greeted 
everyone entering the park, often at considerable length.  Ferdinand 
passed away last December.

Yerzy urges supporters to write to the committee to urge passage of the 
proposal.  Address letters to: 

Roger Payne
Executive Secretary, Domestic Geographic Names
U.S. Board on Geographic Names
523 National Center
Reston, Virginia 22092


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YODELS
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MUIR DOES 2600 RPM
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What good are awe-inspiring mountains, streams and meadows if you can't 
call up someone and yack about it on your cellular phone?  Sensing an 
urgent need among nature seekers, Yosemite National Park has just allowed 
a cellular phone company, Golden State Cellular, to install five base 
stations inside the park and one in nearby Foresta.  They will allow cell 
phone connections in the valley, Tuolumne Meadows, Wawona and some parts 
of the backcountry.  Next summer CellularOne will also get to operate in 
the park.  And, yes, that whirring sound you hear is indeed John Muir 
spinning in his grave.  (See related story on page one.) 


SOCIAL CLIMBERS
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If you are interested in chairing the Social Committee of the PCS please 
call Debbie Benham at (415) 964-0558.  The Social Committee would 
coordinate activities necessary to encourage and maintain membership, help 
plan the July picnic and the Christmas party, greet new members/ visitors, 
and schedule social events.  


BORGE SAYS HI
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Borge Nielsen, who is living near Geneva, Switzerland, with fellow PCS 
alumnus Susan Stipp, was in town recently for a brief visit.  He says hi 
to all his PCS friends.  He and Susan can see Mont Blanc from their window 
and get out to the Alps to climb and ski as often as they can, which is 
not as often as they'd like.  Those who remember Susan's kids, Katie and 
Robbie, will be stunned to learn that they're now 18 and 16, respectively, 
and fluent in French.  Borge and Susan have a new address: Chemin de la 
Piece, F-01 170 Crozet, France.  Borge's e-mail is BORGE@cmvma.cem.ch.  


JEFFREY DAHMER'S GEAR TIPS
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Looking for a cheap bivy bag?  A reader recently sent this tip to 
Backpacker Magazine: "It may sound morbid, but I bought an unused body bag 
at an Army-Navy surplus store for $20, and it makes a great bivy sack.  
It's waterproof, durable, and can be used as a stretcher in case of an 
emergency." And in case of an even worse emergency, it can always be used 
for its original purpose.  


KNEECAPS ON THE ICECAP
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Stupid altitude tricks are back.  Just accept it.  We'll start this month 
with one by your humble editor.  While climbing Kilimanjaro recently, he 
arrived at Kibo Hut (15,530 feet) in shorts, thereby setting what he is 
pretty sure is a personal altitude record for bare legs.  He has a 
photograph to prove it.  

(It was so warm on the 19300-foot summit the following day that he could 
have stripped down to shorts there, too, if he had had de energy, which he 
didn't.) 

So the gauntlet is thrown down.  Can anybody top 15,530 feet for wearing 
shorts?  (Bare legs only; shorts over polypro don't count.) 

Please feel free to suggest your own stupid altitude tricks.  


LOST GEAR
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If anyone has any equipment/supplies/books belonging to the PCS, please 
contact the Chair.  We're trying to figure out what stuff we actually 
have.  As of now, Marj Ottenberg and Bob Wallace are the keepers and 
loaners of used ice axes and crampons.  Anything else out there?  


NOW YOU KNOW
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What does the name "Annapurna" mean?  It is a combination of the Sanskrit 
words anna, meaning "sustenance" and puma, meaning "filled with." So 
Annapurna is sometimes translated as "The Goddess Rich in Sustenance" or, 
if you're less poetically inclined, "She who is filled with food." Perhaps 
it should be Roseannapurna 


THE LAST WORD
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"A people who climb the ridges and sleep under the stars in high mountain 
meadows, who enter the forest and scale peaks, who explore glaciers and 
walk ridges buried deep in snow - these people will give their country 
some of the indomitable spirit of the mountains." 

- William 0. Douglas


"The mountains are a world apart, a grand and mysterious world between the 
earth and the sky, a world which one must love before one approaches it 
and is, discreetly, admitted to it." 

-- Gaston Rebuffat


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ARMCHAIR MOUNTAINEERING
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Epics galore from the author of Touching the Void
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THIS GAME OF GHOSTS by Joe Simpson; 319 pps; The Mountaineers; $24.95

Joe Simpson is the Mr.  Bill of the mountains, and the world's great 
ranges are his personal Sluggo.  Simpson, you may recall, is the British 
climber who plunged 100 feet into a crevasse in the Peruvian Andes when 
his partner was forced to cut the rope.  Left for dead, he somehow clawed 
his way out and dragged himself four miles back to basecamp on two 
shattered legs.  That epic resulted in "Touching the Void", one of the 
best mountaineering books ever written.  

Well, there's a reason Simpson was able to survive the ordeal.  As his new 
book, "This Game of Ghosts," makes clear, this sort of thing happens to 
him all the time.  

It's hard to turn the pages without cringing.  Here's Simpson being swept 
2,000 feet down Les Droites in the French Alps by an avalanche.  Now he's 
spending 12 hours dangling from a single wobbling piton on the Walker 
Spur.  Yikes, there he goes on a 500-foot tumble down Pachermo in Nepal.  
Oh noooooooooo!  

I don't mean to make fun of Simpson, who's an excellent climber, an even 
better writer and by all accounts a fun guy to have a pint with.  But 
halfway through "Ghosts" you want to take him aside and say, "Joe, keep 
this up and you could get yourself hurt." By the end of the book he's even 
attempting to climb Pnmori on crutches, for God's sake.  (He reaches 
20,000 feet, possibly setting an altitude record for such.) 

At least Simpson makes it to the end of the book alive, which is more than 
you can say for many of his climbing friends.  Just leafing through the 
photo captions gives you an idea of the body count: "Richard Cox .  .  .  
before his death on the Shivling expedition." "Don Barr before he was 
killed in the Verdun Gorge." "Before tragedy struck the Ammpurna III 
team..." "Ari Gunnerson two weeks before he was killed on Pumori." "Andy 
Fanshare, 1992." You get the idea.  

This is the dark counterpoint to all that gloriously upbeat blather you 
find in most climbing books.  Simpson and his friends are part of the 
great British underclass, living off the dole without much prospect of a 
decent job.  Coming of age in the economic hopelessness that bred 
skinbeads and soccer hooligans, they seem to share some of the same 
bloody-minded taste for nihilism and self-destruction.  

Certainly there's more than the caprice of objective danger at work here.  
As Simpson makes clear, he and his friends are thrill junkies dancing 
carelessly on the brink of the void.  When Simpson's not cheating death on 
some hideous alpine north face he's almost blowing himself up with 
dynamite, getting drunk and tobogganing off a ski jump, or clinging to the 
roof of a car as it careens through the icy streets of Chamonix.  

All this is not to say that "This Game of Ghosts" does not make for good 
reading.  Simpson is a consumate storyteller, and he's got a wealth of 
edge-of-your-seat yarns to spin.  For my money, he ranks with Jon Krakauer 
as the best climbing-writer alive today (alive as of this writing, at 
least.) 

By the end of the book Simpson is trying to come to grips with his growing 
doubts about the sport and attempting to wring some meaning out of the 
many deaths of his friends: 

"That's three dead in six months," I said to John in The Broadfield that 
night.  "I wonder who's next?' 

"I know what you mean," he said.  "Maybe we'll get two years off now.  
It's about one a year, I reckon, so we're in credit by two." 

"One a year.  God, it's a mug's game.  Where will it all end?' 

"John looked at me over an empty pint glass with a bleak expression, then 
laughed, and said, "Who knows?  And who cares?  It's your round." 

By all means read "This Game of Ghosts." But if you are going to climb 
mountains, don't let your mother read it.  

- John Flinn


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Freel Peak easier in summer
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I WAS impressed by Steve Eckert's description of his and Jeff Fisher's 
heroic near-winter ascent of Freel Peak in the December Scree.  I admired 
their tenacity considering the conditions described.  

However, under summer-like conditions the ascent of Freel Peak is a 
surprisingly easy hike.  Jeffrey P.  Schaffer describes the route up 
Tahoe's highest point in good detail in his book Tahoe Sierra.  Last 
September Leighton Nakata and I climbed the peak in about 90 minutes from 
the trailhead near Fountain Place.  

Although there are no trail signs or markers of any kind, one should be 
able to find the correct route by following Schaffer's description.  

There is a trail nearly the entire way to the summit.  The views from the 
top are spectacular.  A second summit can easily be bagged by traversing 
along the ridge (a rudimen-tary trail can be followed most of the way) to 
Jobs Sister.  

- George Sinclair

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"If I should bow my head, let it be to a high mountain." 

-- Maori proverb


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Aconcagua breast cancer climb
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REACHING THE summit of Aconcagua will be the second toughest thing Vicki 
Boriack and her teammates have ever done.  But it promises to be a walk in 
the park compared to the toughest: surviving breast cancer.  

This month15 breast cancer survivors, eight of them from North-em 
California, will leave for Argen-tina.  Their goal is to conquer not only 
22,831-foot Aconcagua, the loftiest peak in the Western Hemisphere, but 
also the disease that will strike one of every eight women in the U.S.  

Their expedition hopes to raise $2.3 million - $100 for every foot they 
climb - for breast cancer research aud support programs.  The women also 
hope to show it's possible to beat the disease and go on to new heights.  

"Surviving breast cancer is a long, uphill struggle that takes 
determination and teamwork, so it's a lot like climbing a mountain," said 
Boriack, who designs outdoor clothing for MontBell America in Santa Cruz 

Boriack discovered a lump in her left breast in October 1993 that turned 
out to be two different forms of cancer.  A former mountain guide who 
named her daughter after Mt.  St.  Helens, Boriack feared she would never 
return to the mountains.  

But this September, after a mastectomy and six months of chemotherapy, she 
celebrated her 40th birthday atop 13,057-foot Mt.  Dana in Yosemite with 
her two children.  

"I've purged the cobwebs of chemotherapy and I'm back to the kind of shape 
I was in before this started," Boriack said.  "But I'm going to have to be 
more fit than I've ever been in my life to get up Aconcagua." 

The expedition is being organized by the San Francisco-based Breast Cancer 
Fund, whose founder Andrea Martin, herself a survivor, will accompany the 
group to base camp.  

Leading the group is Laura Evans, a veteran climber who was given only a 
15 percent chance of survival when she was diagnosed with breast cancer 
five years ago.  Since then she has scaled 19,340-foot Kilimanjaro in 
Tanzani‘a and 19,870-foot Huayna Potosi in Bolivia.  

Paul Delorey, president of JanSport, Inc., the expedition's largest 
sponsor, lost his aunt and a 24 year-old employee to the disease.  

"In this country we can genetitally re-engineer a tomato, but we can't 
seem to invest the time and money to cure breast cancer," he said.  "These 
women are setting out to change that." 

For more information contact the Breast Cancer Fund at (415) 775-3997.  


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ASK GASTON
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Congratulations to Emily Postpile, Scree's regular advice 
columnist, who has been selected for the 1995 Poulan Weed-Eater American 
Express Earth Day Everest International Peace Climb and Chili Cook-off.  
Filling in for her here will be noted French climber Gaston Rabbitface.  
With an officially certified IQ of 107.328, Gaston is listed in the 
Guiness Book of World Records as the World's Smartest Alpinist.  He will 
be supplying Scree readers with mountain etiquette rules, route 
information, gear tips and advice to the lovelorn.  


Dear Gaston: When we're splitting up gear at the trailhead, my partner 
inevitably shows up with a tiny pack and asks for stuff that's "small but 
heavy," rather than stuff that's "bulky and light".  After a few years of 
this I am beginning to suspect he's scamming me.  What do you think?  

My dear reader: Let us all pause for a moment while Gaston lifts the 
problems of the entire world onto his weary shoulders.  Uhhhnn!  That 
ought to do it.  Now, as Gaston has repeatedly had to explain to that 
chowderhead Carl Sagan, a black hole is small and heavy, while the Crab 
Nebula is bulky and light.  Here on earth, even someone as cerebrally 
challenged as you ought to be able to figure out that tea bags weigh less 
than a North Face VE-25 tent.  Non go wipe that drool off your face.  


Dear Gaston: I have a crush on a cute woman who comes to PCS meetings, but 
I don't know if she likes me.  What should I do?  

My dear reader: Gaston can only imagine what a chore it is for you to get 
out of bed every day without a brain or a spine.  I have forwarded your 
question to Ask Beth.  Look for your answer next week, right after one 
about teenage masturbation.  Now go and trouble me no more.  Gaston has 
spoken!  


Need advice?  Seek guidance?  Hanker for abuse?  Write to Gaston care of 
the Scree editor.  His addres on the back page.  


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CLASSIFIEDS
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FOR SALE: "New" Five Tennies, size 10, excellent condition.  Only worn for 
about three hours (when I discovered they were too small!).  Paid $80, 
will entertain any reasonable offer.  Jim Curl w: (4O8) 452-6557, h: (408) 
371-4741.  


WANTED: Ice climbing partners.  It's that time of year again.  May or may 
not include snow camping.  Call Kelly Maas at h: (408) 279-2054 w: (408) 
944-2078.  


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PCS merges onto infobahn
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THE PCS is proud to announce that we have merged onto the information 
highway.  One of our members has set up an automatic broadcast facility 
that allows you to contact all the online PCSers with a single e-mail.  

To sign up for the service send an e-mail message to "eckert@netcom.com." 
Indicate which of the lists you want to be on (peak climbers and/or day 
hikers), and include your e-mail address in de body of the message, since 
the "Reply To" fields are often garbage.  You will receive confirmation 
that you have been added to the list by return mail.  

To send your own broadcast message, address mail to "eckert@netcom.com" 
and include one or both of the following lines, in upper case, without 
quotes and with-out leading or trailing spaces, in your message: 

BROADCAST TO PEAK CLIMBERS

BROADCAST TO DAY HIKERS

Note that this line goes in the body of your message, not the subject.  
The most common mistake people make is to use these lines as the subject, 
the second most common mistake is to change the capitalization and the 
third most common is to put quotes around it.  

There are about 75 people if you count both lists, but around 20 of them 
are getting Day Hike messages only.  

- Steve Eckert


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Don't forget to write
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WE WELCOME your trip reports, odd musings, book reviews, restaurant 
reports, equipment notes, poetry, apocryphal tales, scurrilous innuendo 
and off-color limericks.  Nobody wants to read eight pages each month of 
the editor's pseudo-hipster blatherings (least of all the editor.) 

Anything of more than a few paragraphs should be submitted in digital form 
(via disk or e-mail).  This is Silicon Valley; if you don't have your own 
word processor you doubtless know someone who does.  Do the keystroking 
yourself and save the editor an evening.  

- Via disk: Mac users -- please submit in a Mac word-processing format 
(Word, WriteNow, etc.) with a copy in ASCII (text only) format.  PC users 
-- please submit ASCII only.  

- Via e-mail: The editor's address is Jnflimr@aol.com.  You will lose all 
italics and bold face, so please indicate somehow the places you want to 
include these.  America Online users can submit intact Mac files (please 
send a copy as regular e-mail text).  

- Via snail mail (U.S.  Postal Service): Short items may be submitted on 
paper to John Flinn 133 Promethean Way, Mtn.  View, CA 94043.  


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PRIVATE TRIPS
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Private trips are not insured, sponsored or supervised by the Sierra Club 
or the PCS.  They are listed here as a courtesy to the organizers because 
they may be of interest to PCS climbers.  


*** TRUCKEE PEAK SKIING
Jan. 21-22
Organizer: Butch Suits (415) 325-4116 (h)

Saturday we ski up Pole Creek and attempt Silver Peak, possibly Tinker's 
Knob.  sunday we ski Castle Peak via the southeast ridge.  You must be a 
strong crosscountry downhill skier with good endurance.  Avalanche 
transceivers recommended.  Lodging in Truckee TBD.  


*** BIG BASIN TO THE SEA (AND BACK)
Sunday, Jan. 22
Organizer: Phyllis Olrich (415) 322-0323 (h) (415) 725-1541 (w)
e-mail: PhyllisO@Forsythe.Stanford.edu

There's no NFL football scheduled, so whadya gonna do?  Meet at 8 a.m.  at 
the Page Mill Road and I-280 Park n' Ride to carpool, or at 9 a.m.  at Big 
Basin Redwoods State Park for this conditioning day hike through the 
redwoods.  Route to be determined day of hike.  Elevation gain moderate.  
Rain cancels.  


*** CRAG PEAK AND SMITH MTN
9,455/9,533 feet, Class 3
Jan. 27-29 (Fri-Sum)
Leader: Steve Eckert 415-508-0500 eckert@netcom.com
Co-Leader: Bob Suzuki 408-259-0772

This trip could turn out to be a day hike or two nights of snow camping, 
but it will involve snow-shoes or skis and third-class rock on Crag.  
There is no gate on the road, so how far we drive will be determined by 
snow conditions near Little Lake).  Despite the underwhelming response to 
the last snow climb, at least the two of us will be bagging these SPS list 
peaks.  If we have extra time, or if we cannot get close to the target 
peaks, we will do some or all of these alternatives: Lamont Point, 
Sawtooth Peak, Spanish Needle (which are also SPS list peaks).  Ice axes 
and a light rope will be carried, so this is a private trip.  A liability 
waiver must be signed, and a $10 appearance bond received, before you are 
on the trip.  There are no permit fees: your check will be returned at the 
trailhead.  Send a SASE to Steve Eckert, 1814 Oak Knoll Drive, Belmont CA 
94002.  


*** MT LANGLEY
February 18-21
14,000 ft., Class 3 snow climb
Organizer George Van Gorden 408) 779-2320

Give yourself a winter vacation.  Get away from all the stress and hassle 
of work and family life and get into the stress and hassle and trepidation 
of winter climbing instead.  You'll be glad to get back to the office.  
This climb is a moderately serious undertaking and winter camping 
experience is required; some experience with ice axe and crampons is 
desirable.  Snowshoes will be necessary on the approach.  If the weather 
is too crazy, we will climb a lesser mountain in the area: Mt.  Inyo, east 
of Lone Pine, or Telescope Peak, west of Death Valley.  


*** MT. RALSTON
March 5-6
Organizer: Eugene Miya (415) 961-6772 (w)

This is a skiing and snow camping trip to a significant but easily reached 
peak in the Desolation Wilderness near Lake Tahoe.  It is being organized 
with the ski touring section.  Beginning snow campers welcome.  


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PCS finances are healthy
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The PCS has had acceptable health this past year.  The number of members 
decreased by six (to 197), and our net worth decreased by $30, due mostly 
to a $188 increase in Scree printing costs.  

Our net worth is calculated using a method (initiated by Dinesh Desai in 
1990) which assumes that the PCS disbands at the end of the year and 
returns pro rate shares of unused subscriptions to members.  

Such an analysis shows a required return of $1555, leaving the PCS with a 
remaining net worth $1,174.  At this time a dues increase does not seem 
necessary.  

My thanks to Warren Storkman for negotiating lower printing charges and to 
Paul Vlasveld for his help with this analysis.  

- Bob Suzuki

Balance Sheet
Dec. 20,1994

Assets:
        Wells Fargo Checking    $2328.87
Liabilities:
        Number of members            197
        Average refund owed        $5.86
        Total refund owed       $1155.00
        Net Worth:              $1173.87


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THE BACK PAGE
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CHAIRPERSON
        Debbie Benham
        1722 Villa St. #2
        Mountain View, CA 94041
        (415) 964-0558 (h)

VICE CHAIR/SCHEDULER
        Paul Magliocco
        15944 Longwood Dr.
        Los Gatos, CA 95032
        (408) 358- 1168 (h)
        e-mail: pmag@ix.netcom.com
        
TREASURER
        Phyllis Olrich
        750 Homer Ave.
        Palo Alto, CA 94301-2907
        (415) 322-0323 (h)
        (415) 7251.541 (w)
        e-mail: PhyjlisO@forsythe.stanford.edu

SCREE EDITOR
        John Flinn
        133 Promethean Way
        Mountain View, CA 94043
        (415) 968-2050 (h)
        (415) 777-8705 (w)
        e-mail: jnflinn@?aol.com



Scree is the monthly journal of the Peak Climbing Section of the Sierra 
Club.  Loma Prieta chapter.  Subscriptions are $10 per year.  Checks 
payable to the PCS, should be mailed to the treasurer, Phyllis Olrich.  To 
ensure an uninterrupted subscription, renewal checks must be received no 
later than the last Tuesday of the expiration month.  


For change of address, contact Paul Vlasveld 789 Daffodil Way, San Jose, 
CA 95117; (408) 247-6472 (h), (408) 257-7910 x3613(w) 

PCS meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.  See Scree for 
location and program information.  


The following trip classifications are to assist you in choosing trips for which you
are qualified. No simple rating system can anticipate all possible conditions

        Class 1: Walking on a trail.
        Class 2: Walking cross-country, using hands for balance.
        Class 3: Requires use of hands for climbing. A rope may be used occasionally.
        Class 4: Requires rope belays.
        Class 5: Technical rock climbing.


Deadline for February issue: Friday, Jan. 27


Peak Climbing Section
789 Daffodil Way
San Jose, CA 95217
First Class Mail

"Vy can't ve chust climb?" -- John Salathe