Subject Source: Lcnaf
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Oral history interview of Bill Putnam, who served as treasurer and President of the American Alpine Club, discussed club members, relationships, and politics of the organization, including the large rift regarding the move of American Alpine Club offices. Putnam describes some of his climbs in British Columbia, Montana, Alaska, New York, Colorado, Italy, and other places. Many times Putnam mentioned several trips to the Silkirk Mountains. Putnam talked of his experiences in the Army during...
Overview Oral history interview with Robert Bates, an eminent American Alpine Club member. Bates enumerates his climbs of Mount McKinley, Mount Washington, K2, White Mountains, the Alps, Mount Alverstone, Mount Hubbard, Mount Russell, and more. Bates described his college education and Ph.D., his early experience surveying, and his early climbs. Bates discussed in detail his 1938 K2 climb and the ensuing challenges such as his teammate surviving Dengue Fever, multiple attempts to set up base camp, and...