Himalayan Journal vol.05
The Himalayan Journal
Vol.05

Publication year:
1933

Editor:
Kenneth Mason
Index
  1. CHITRAL MEMORIES
    (Lieut.-Colonel B.E.M. Gurdon)
  2. NANDA DEVI
    (HUGH RUTTLEDGE)
  3. A SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION OF THE EASTERN KARAKORAM AND ZANSKAR-HIMALAYA
    (HELLMUT DE TERRA Tale North India Expedition)
  4. A NATURALIST'S JOURNEY TO THE SOURCES OF THE IRRAWADDY
    (F. KINGDON WARD)
  5. THE PASSANRAM AND TALUNG VALLEYS, SIKKIM
    (DR. EUGEN ALLWEIN)
  6. THE ATTACK ON NANGA PARBAT, 1932
    (WILLY MERKL)
  7. KULU
    (A. P. F. HAMILTON)
  8. THROUGH KULU-SARAJ
    (R. MACLAGAN GORRIE)
  9. A PROPHET OF OLD
    (Captain G. C. CLARK)
  10. AN ATTEMPT ON CHOMIOMO
    (G. A. R. SPENCE)
  11. THE CHONG KUMDAN GLACIER 1932
    (Lieut.-Colonel KENNETH MASON)
  12. EXPEDITIONS
  13. IN MEMORIAM
  14. NOTES
  15. REVIEWS
  16. CORRESPONDENCE
  17. CLUB PROCEEDINGS
  18. CLUB NOTICES

CLUB NOTICES

I. Addresses

The following are the addresses of the Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Librarian, and Honorary Editor of the Club:

Honorary Secretary:

Major-General W. L. O. Twiss, c.b., c.b.e., m.c.,

Honorary Secretary, The Himalayan Club,

Simla (April-September)

Army Headquarters, (NewDelhi (October-March).

Honorary Treasurer:

Major F. B. Webb,

Honorary Treasurer, The Himalayan Club,

G.S. Branch, Army Headquarters,

Simla (April-September)

New Delhi (October-March).

Honorary Librarian:

Lieut.-Colonel F. B. Scott,

Survey of India,

Honorary Librarian, The Himalayan Club,

Army Headquarters, Simla.

Honorary Editor:

Lieut.-Colonel Kenneth Mason, m.c., r.e.,

School of Geography,

Mansfield Road, Oxford.

II. Appointments

The following have agreed to act as Local ecretaries, Correspondents, Assistant Editors, & c.:

Local Secretaries.
Kashmir Lieut.- Colonel F.M. Bailey, C.I.E., Resident in Kashmir, The Residency, Srinagar.
Chamba Dr.J. Hutchison, Chamba, via Dalhousuie, Punjab.
Kumaun and Garhwal. Captain C.J. Morris, 3rd Gurkha Rifles,

Razmak, Waziristan.
Darjeeling Lieut.-Colonel H. W. Tobin, D.s.o.,

o.b.e., Berhampore, Murshidabad.
Calcutta L. R. Fawcus, Esq., i.c.s., The United Service Club, Chowringhee, Calcutta.
Local Correspondents.
London Lieut.-Colonel E. L. Strutt, c.b.e., d.s.o., Secretary to the Alpine Club, 12 Somers Place, Hyde Park, London, W.2.
Quetta Captain J. Barron, m.c., The Staff

College, Quetta.
Central Europe H. F. Montagnier, Esq., 90 Avenue Henri Martin, Paris XVIe, France.
Scientific and Technical Correspondents.
Archaeology Sir Aurel Stein, k.c.i.e., ph.d., d.litt., d.sc., c/o Dr. P. S. Allen, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, England. [1]
Botany B. O. Coventry, Esq., Srinagar, Kashmir.
Fishing and Shooting Bt. Lieut.-Colonel H. G. Martin, D.s.o., o.b.e., 72nd Field Battery, Mhow, C.I.
Folklore His Excellency Sir H. W. Emerson, k.c.s.i., c.i.e., c.b.e., i.c.s., Governor of the Punjab, Lahore.
Geodesy and Geophysics Major E. A. Glennie, d.s.o., r.e., Survey of India, Geodetic Branch, Dehra Dun.
Geology and Glaciology Dr. L. L. Fermor, o.b.e., a.r.s.m., d.sc. (Lond.), f.g.s., f.a., s.b., m.inst.m.m. c/o the Office of the Director, Geological Survey of India, Calcutta.
Medical Zoology Dr. C. Strickland, m.a., m.d., b.chir., United Service Club, Calcutta.
Meteorology Dr. C. W. B. Normand, m.a., d.sc., Director-General of Observatories, Poona.
Ornithology H. Whistler, Esq., Caldbec House, Battle, Sussex, England.
Photography Captain C. J. Morris, 3rd Q.A.O. Gurkha Rifles, Razmak, Waziristan.
Survey and Maps Colonel R. H. Phillimore, d.s.o., r.e., Director, Geodetic Branch, Survey of India, Dehra Dun, U.P.
Zoology Lieut.-Colonel C. H. Stockley, D.s.o., o.b.e., m.c., Abbott Mount, Kumaun, U.P., or c/o Messrs. Grindlay & Co., Bombay.
Honorary Assistant Editors.
The Himalayan Journal Captain J. B. P. Angwin, r.e., Survey of India, Quetta, Baluchistan.
The Pamirs and K'un Lun C. P. Skrine, Esq., i.c.s., Political Agent and Deputy Commissioner, Sibi, Baluchistan, and

Captain G. Sherriff, r.a., 'Carronvale', Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
Gilgit Agency Major G. V. B. Gillan, Political Agent, Gilgit, via Kashmir.
Baltistan, Nubra, Ladakh,

and Zaskar
Lieut.-Colonel M. L. Gompertz, 3/ioth Baluch Regiment, Secunderabad.
Kashmir J. Kelly, Esq., m.a., i.e.s., Aitchison College, Lahore.
Punch, Jammu, and Kishtwar H. L. Wright, Esq., Chief Conservator of Forests, Jammu and Kashmir State, P.O. Jammu, N.W.Ry., and

J. Kelly, Esq., m.a., i.e.s., Aitchison College, Lahore.
Chamba Dr. J. Hutchison, Chamba, via Dal- housie, Punjab.
Kulu Captain D. G. Lowndes, 2/18th Royal Garhwal Rifles, Razmak, Waziristan.
Lahul and Spiti Captain J. Barron, m.c., The Staff College, Quetta.
Dharmsala Hills Captain J. W. Rundall, i/ist K.G.O. Gurkha Rifles, Peshawar Cantonment.
Bashahr R. Maclagan Gorrie, Esq., i.f.s., Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, U.P.
Mandi State H. L. Wright, Esq., Chief Conservator of Forests, Jammu and Kashmir State, P.O. Jammu, N.W. Ry.
Everest Group Major J. G. Bruce, m.c., The Staff College, Quetta, and

E. O. Shebbeare, Esq., c/o Forest Office, Darjeeling.
Sikkim Lieut.-Colonel H. W. Tobin, d.s.o., o.b.e., Berhampore, Murshidabad.
Chumbi Valley and Eastern Tibet F. Williamson, Esq., i.c.s., The Residency, Gangtok, Sikkim.
III. Routes in the Himalaya, Vol. II

The compilation of Routes in the Himalaya, vol. ii, has been taken over by Mr. R. Maclagan Gorrie, i.f.s., Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, U.P., who will be glad to receive details of routes in the Himalaya west of Nepal and east and south-east of Kashmir and Ladakh. Mr. Gorrie would be glad if the routes are put, as far as possible, in the same form as was adopted for vol. i.

IV. Routes in the Himalaya, Vol. Ill

Major H. R. C. Meade, Survey of India, 13 Wood Street, Calcutta, has undertaken to compile vol. iv of Routes in the Himalaya, 'The Eastern Himalaya'. The area covered by this volume will be the Himalaya east of Nepal as far as the Zayal Chu (Rima) river- basin. Major Meade will be grateful for any assistance from members and other travellers, and especially for details of the lesser-known routes in the area.

V. Glacier Observations

The Commission des Glaciers' in the Hydrology Section of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics has appointed the Director of the Geological Survey of India ex officio member for the Commission in India, with Mr. Ph. C. Visser, Consul-General for the Netherlands, Calcutta, as an additional member, and has requested them to be responsible for collecting information concerning the advance and retreat of Himalayan and Karakoram glaciers.

The Director of the Geological Survey, Indian Museum, Chow- ringhee, Calcutta, will be grateful if members of the Himalayan Club and others who have recently visited such glaciers or who propose to do so will communicate with him.

Observations of glacier snouts take up very little time, and it would be of considerable scientific importance if travellers could spare a day or two during their expeditions to examine glaciers. It is not possible for scientific departments to maintain regular observations, as is done in certain other countries, in view of the distances involved. But much has already been accomplished by private enterprise, and much more is possible. The Director of the Geological Survey of India will be glad to send to those interested a special pamphlet which has been prepared for the purpose and which gives details of the data required. (See also Sir Edwin Pascoe's note in Himalayan Journal, vol. iii, p. 128.)

VI. The Himalayan Journal, Vol. VI, 1934

It is hoped to publish the sixth volume of The Himalayan Journal in April 1934. All papers and other communications for publication must reach the Honorary Editor, Lieut.-Colonel Kenneth Mason, School of Geography, Mansfield Road, Oxford, by the 3 ist December 1933, and earlier, if possible. Sketch-maps should be sent to accompany articles if necessary; they should be clearly drawn in Indian ink. Photographs for publication should be on glossy bromide and should show as much contrast as possible. The late submission of promised papers causes extra expense to the Club, and may mean delay in publication.

Members, who have given permanent addresses in India, and who expect to be in England in April should send their address in England to the Honorary Editor. This will save the expense of sending their journal to India and will enable them to receive it earlier.

VII. Presentation of Books to the Library

Books presented to the Library, including those sent for review, should be addressed to the Librarian, at Simla, and not to any official of the Club by name. The same applies to periodicals received from societies, clubs, and other institutions in exchange for the Himalayan Journal.

VIII. Climbing Equipment

The Eastern Section of the Club keeps a small stock of equipment which may be hired by members on application to the Honorary Secretary, Calcutta. There are available a few tents, several light shelters, ice-axes, crampons, mattresses, blankets, coolies' boots, rucksacks, and other miscellaneous equipment.

THE HIMALAYAN CLUB

LIBRARY NOTICES Books Added to the Library

(ist January 1932 to 31st December 1932)
Author Title Presented by Classification
Bauer, Paul. Im Kamf um den Himalaja. Knorr and Hirth, Munchen. Eastern Himalaya.
Conway, W. M. The Alps from End to End. Capt. Roger North. Mountaineering.
Lattimore, Owen. High Tartary. Purchased. Central Asia.
Lunn, Arnold. The Alps. Capt. Roger North. Mountaineering.
Smythe, F. S. Climbs and Ski Runs. do. do.
do. The Kangchen junga Adventure. do. Eastern Himalaya.
do. Kamet Conquered. do. Central Himalaya.
Wadia, D. N. Geology of India for Students. Macmillan & Co., Ltd. Geology and Geo physics.
Wilson, Claude. Mountaineering. Col. Capper. Mountaineering.
do. An Epitome of Fifty Years Climb ing. Author. do.
Younghusband, The Epic of Mount Capt. Roger North. Eastern Himalaya.
Sir Francis. Everest.
F. B. Scott, Lieut.-Colonel,

Honorary Librarian.


[1] Sir Aurel Stein is travelling in Persia at present. It is not known when he will return to England.