EGYPT: Alabaster Alp

Elbridge Rand Herron of New York loved mountain climbing as Ellsworth Vines Jr. loves tennis and Bobby Jones loves golf. At 33 he had hoisted his leather breeches to the tops of more unsealed Alps than any other U. S. citizen. Five months ago Alpinist Herron went to India with Miss Elizabeth Knowlton of Boston, only two U. S. members of a German expedition to climb Nanga Parbat, one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas (26,629 ft.). In August he was nearly crushed to death by an avalanche but reached an altitude of...

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