Science: Kanchenjunga's Tithe

The world received a reminder last week of what happens to men who, in the name of Science and Adventure, seek to scale the highest protrusions of the earth's crust. With trembling hand, Correspondent Frank S. Smythe of the London and New York Times pecked out the story on his typewriter in a tent 20,000 ft. up on Kanchenjunga, No. 3 peak (28,146 ft.) of the Himalaya range between India and Nepal, which is being essayed this season by a party under Geologist Günther 0. Dyhrenfurth of Zurich (TIME, May 26).

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