The Stanford Alpine Club (SAC) has a distinguished history of alpine excellence. Its inspirations lie in the steep granite of Yosemite Valley, but its members have contributed accomplishments around the globe.
A very nice book on the history of SAC was published in 2000, The Stanford Alpine Club, by John Rawlings, with Glen Denny as the photography editor.
The SAC went dormant during the 1980s and 1990s, but was resurrected in 2002 to promote alpine pursuits in the Stanford community.
The modern SAC perpetuates the original spirit of alpinism by providing a forum for planning excursions, and by introducing new members to the safe and responsible enjoyment of mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, ski mountaineering, and other alpine pursuits.