The Ultimate Mountains, by Thomas Weir. 98 pages, 76 photographs, and 4 sketch maps. London: Cassell & Co., Ltd., 1953.
Thomas Weir was a member of the Scottish Mountaineering Expedition to Garhwal in 1950 and this brief book is his record of it. Rather like a diary at times, the book is at its best in describing actual climbing. The photographs, some by Douglas Scott, well serve their purpose of illustrating the story. It is certainly a book which should be in the possession of anyone planning or hoping to go to Garhwal, but would prove considerably more useful if it contained a more complete map and an index, and were somewhat longer.
John C. Oberlin