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Asia, India, Sikkim Himalaya

Sikkim Himalaya. A small party under the leadership of Marco Pallis was active in this section. An attempt was made on the N. W. peak of Simvu during which the party had the terrifying experience of an earthquake at the highest camp, which opened a crevasse next to the tent. They later climbed Fluted Peak (ca. 20,400 ft.) in Lhonak together with another summit named by them the Sphinx. A small German party composed of Paul Bauer, Karl Wien, Dr. S. Hepp and A. Gottner was also in this region late in the summer and succeeded in conquering Siniolchum, the beautiful ice-covered peak known so well to all mountain lovers from Sella’s photographs. They also climbed Simvu and reached 23,500 ft. on Tent Peak (24,000 ft.). They were also continuing the work on the photogrammetric map of the Zemu Glacier region started in 1931, extending it to the N. One of the objects of the expedition was to get more experience for an attempt on Nanga Parbat planned for this coming year.