Dr. Adolph G. “Ditt” Dittmar Forty-Sixer #31

“Ditt” Dittmar is best known for his many contributions to the Adirondack High Peaks. He was instrumental in the formation of the Adirondack Forty-Sixers and served as its only Treasurer for 53 years. Additionally he was active with the Adirondack Mountain Club and was remembered for his many fund raising efforts. He and his family produced hundreds of picnic tables in their home for sale and use at the Loj. “Ditt” was also recognized for his work with the Adirondack Council, Boy Scouts of America and was a founding staff member of the 46er Outdoor Skills Workshop.

A meticulous organizer and efficient leader, “Ditt” possessed a wealth of knowledge and history. He took numerous trips to the camp of Noah John Rondeau and established a great relationship with the “Hermit of Cold River.” His stories of the “early years” of the high peaks fascinated all who had the opportunity to listen. At his passing a 46er member expressed the sentiments of many members who worked with “Ditt” through the years. “’Ditt’” was such a well respected officer for so many years who, with his unmistakable humor sprinkled such a fine attitude into his professional administrative contributions. The shared experiences on the trails and his outstanding leadership capabilities will remain unforgettable attributes.

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