American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Possible Base for Mountaineers in India

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  • Publication Year: 1930

Possible Base for Mountaineers in India. The Himalayan Research Institute of the Roerich Museum, 310 Riverside Drive, New York City, has established a field headquarters in the Kulu Valley, Naggar, Northern Punjab, India. A permanent group of scientists will eventually be in residence here for the study of archaeology, botany, bio-chemistry, astronomy, meteorology and kindred sciences. It will also serve as an advanced field-base for expeditions into the surrounding regions to collect research material. Situated at an elevation of 6,000 feet in the foothills of the Himalaya and at the very gates of a mighty mountain hinterland, this American outpost will form a convenient point of departure and return for mountaineering expeditions. Membership in the Institute, like that of our large scientific museums and institutions, will be only a matter of a small annual subscription. The Institute will assist members in planning and fitting out mountaineering expeditions into the adjoining territory. Dr. George N. Roerich is resident director. Kulu is south of Kashmir and north of Garhwal. The nearest of the great peaks to it are Kamet and Nanda Devi. The district is one of great beauty and fertility—a second Kashmir. See Bruce’s Kulu and Lahul, Edward Arnold, 1914.

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