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Asia, Himalayas, Dr. and Mrs. Visser

Dr. and Mrs. Visser, who returned to the Himalayas in 1929 for a two-year stay, have now come back with a notable record of exploration. Although they crossed the Zoji La early in the season they were able to use ponies for transport by traveling at night when the snow was hard. They explored the Nubra valley and the Siachen glacier. In the Shyock valley, they just missed the breaking of the glacier dam which wrought such havoc in the summer of 1929. They then explored the desert mountains near the Depsang plateau and found the principal confluent of the Shyock, after which they wintered in Chinese Turkestan. No report has yet appeared on their activities last summer. (Die Alpen, Vol. VI, No. 6, p. 201.)