Nov 7, 2014 8:45 AM

Los Angeles adventure club votes to keep women out

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) They have climbed the world's highest mountains and stood atop the North Pole, but women still can't join the Adventurers Club of Los Angeles.

The venerable LA institution decided Thursday night to uphold a 93-year-old tradition and remain a "gentlemen-only club."

The group's immediate past president, Marc Weitz, says members voted 32-30 in favor of admitting women.

Although that's a majority, balloting still fell short of the two-thirds yes vote required to make such a change.

Weitz, who lobbied to let women in, says he's disappointed. He might raise the issue again next year.

Club members include men who have sailed around the world, run marathons on every continent and undertaken numerous other adventures.

Women who have done the same may occasionally attend as guests.


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