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Old summit register (see comment)

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By Robert Cort
Oct 24, 2011

While scrambling to the summit, I peeked into a crack and thought I saw something round barely visible in the crack. After determining that it was indeed something man-made, John and I worked at it with a stick and nut tool for about 30 minutes before coaxing out an old film canister. It had apparently fallen down into the crack after being placed and had only one entry dated 14 October, 1956. The register, in surprisingly good condition after over 55 years, has been retrieved for archival (will be given to Aaron), and a new register has not been placed (yet).

As we watched a multitude of satellites pass over (sleeping on the Needle), we noted that Mr. Hahn and Mr. Martin would have seen none, as Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, would not launch until almost a year after this register was placed.

By Aaron Hobson
Administrator
From: Las Cruces, NM
Oct 24, 2011

Nice find guys. Sounds like your ascent up onto the retaining wall was pretty fun.

By Mike Howard
Administrator
Oct 25, 2011

Small world alert...
I sent this screenshot to a friend of mine I thought might know something about these two hardmen from 1956. Sure enough that was Dave Hahn's dad.

Dave Hahn wrote:
"Wow Mike... that pretty much blows me away. That is my dad. He and I just had an adventure in Yosemite with Jon Martin... son of Bill Martin from the register. Thank You."

You can read more about Dave here

By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 25, 2011

Wow, that is awesome (both the register find and communication with Dave Hahn about it.) And the note mentioning a glacier in a gully in the Organs? I wouldn't have expected that.

By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Nov 18, 2011

That is a killer find!

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Old summit register (see comment)

Submitted By: Robert Cort on Oct 24, 2011