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Asia, Himalayas, Second American Karakoram Expedition

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  • Publication Year: 1939

Second American Karakoram Expedition. In continuance of the excellent work of last year’s American Alpine Club Expedition to K2, a second party will leave for Kashmir, sailing from New York on March 17th. The members of the party are : Chappell Cranmer, Denver, Colo. ; Eaton Cromwell, New York City, Bestor Robinson, Oakland, Calif.; Dudley F. Wolfe, Boston, MassFritz H. Wiessner, New York City, leader. As a sixth member the party hopes to include either John Durrance, Hanover, N. H., or George Sheldon, Hanover, N. H. A British Army Officer who is stationed in Kashmir will accompany the Expedition as Transport Officer.

The members will arrive in Bombay on April 10th and proceed immediately to Srinagar. After their arrival in Srinagar, the group plans to ski and climb in the lower Himalaya ranges around Srinagar for a period of about three weeks and then proceed to the foot of K2 during May, arriving on the mountain by the end of May. Nine Sherpa coolies from the Darjeeling district have been engaged to help the party in the high altitude work on the mountain and local Kashmir porters will be used for the transport work during the march to the mountain.

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