Science: Jonsong Scaled

Insurmountable obstacles, a furious avalanche and one death last month caused Gunther O.Dyhrenfurth's mountain climbing party to abandon hope of ever reaching the top of Kanchenjunga, 28,150-ft. Himalayan peak (TIME, May 26, et seq.). Disliking to return home with a blank page to show for a season's work, this most elaborate climbing party that ever set forth moved twelve miles north, started up Jonsong, 24,340-ft. brother of Kanchenjunga.

Last week dispatches to the New York Times told how, on June 3, two German climbers had reached Jonsong's pinnacle, highest yet scaled by man....

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