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Asia, Russia, Caucasus Mountains, In the Caucasus

In the Caucasus, two Vicnesc, Hugo Tomaschck and Willi Müller, conducted a short trip last summer, during which they made a number of climbs, including several first ascents and new routes. A peak in the Korgashili range about 14,110 ft., and on an arête ramble of two kilometers, a snow summit 14,340 ft. and Bashcha- auz-Bashi were climbed. They also succeeded in an undertaking, outstanding in the annals of Caucasian mountaineering—the ascent of the north buttress of Shkara and the first traverse of the mountain. Great difficulties and storms necessitated six bivouacs, all above 13,000 ft., and Müller unfortunately froze his feet. (Mitteilung des D. u. Oe. A. F., Dec., 1930, p. 261.)