Our apologies are again due for the tardy appearance of the Journal, which has been due to various causes. The chief one was the restriction in transfer of rupees to sterling. Also some of the plentiful copy has been late to hand. We are most grateful to our publishers for all their unfailing assistance and co-operation.

We warmly thank all who have contributed, and also all those organizations who have reciprocated. These include our own Alpine Club, the Climbers Club, the Fell and Rock Club, the Swiss Foundation, and the Club Alpin Fracais, and we especially thank The Times for permission to make use of their copyright and for their willing co-operation.