Europe, United Kingdom, Kamet

Publication Year: 1931.

An English expedition, under the leadership of Frank S. Smythe, is now in the field with kamet, (25,447 ft.) as its objective. This is the second highest peak in the British Empire and has been attempted nine times before. The base camp will be established at the terminus of the East Kamet glacier am! a month or six weeks will be devoted to the enterprise. They will utilize the route of C. F. Meade who got within 2000 ft. of the summit in 1912. Besides F. J. Smythe, the party includes the aeronaut E. B. Beau- man, E. St. J. Birnie, who will act as transport officer; R. Greene, medical officer; R. L. Holdsworth and E. E. Shipton. Sixty porters will be employed.