IT is pleasant to be able to present members with a Journal published in reasonably good time, and for this our warmest thanks are again due to Dr. K. Biswas, who as Editor has shown very com¬mendable energy in procuring and editing articles and preparing them for the press, and to Mr. R. Lawford who gave him much assistance in doing this.
We had hoped in this Number to bring our records of Himalayan expeditions up to date, but there are still some interesting and im¬portant expeditions about which we have been unable to get accounts. The number of expeditions is increasing each year and it is difficult to keep track of all of them without help from members. We hope that those who organize expeditions will send us accounts, however brief, of their successes and attempts so that our knowledge of climbs in the Himalayas may be increased. It is important that these accounts give accurate information about the physical features of the mountain, the route taken and the difficulties encountered, so that others who wish to attempt the peak may know what it in¬volves. In the past some accounts given to the press were so vague and inaccurate as to give rise to controversy, and this all who are keen on climbing must surely not wish to provoke.
Finally, to all those who have written articles for this Number or have otherwise helped towards its publication we offer our very best thanks.