Narrative of a Journey from Caunpoor to the Boorendo Pass in the Himalaya Mountains, Via Gwalior, Agra, Delhi, and Sirhind and Account of an Attept to Penetrate by Bekhur to Garoo, and the Lake Manasarowara, with a Letter from the Late

Narrative of a Journey from Caunpoor to the Boorendo Pass in the Himalaya Mountains, Via Gwalior, Agra, Delhi, and Sirhind and Account of an Attept to Penetrate by Bekhur to Garoo, and the Lake Manasarowara, with a Letter from the Late

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...appears to draw the hand placed on the aperture closer and closer, till the pressure above so much overbalances that below, as to be insupportable to the person without risk of detriment. At 18,480 feet, the barometer, in the mean state of the air, stands at 15 inches, so that here we breathe an atmosphere half the density of that at the level of the sea; how then can we be surprised at the effects'? I hope I have made myself clear on this subject, and I now return to the Shatool. The weather was unfavourable for research, and, with the exception of my trip to the cave, I scarcely left the tent. I had made up my mind to attempt to reach the top of Hans Bussun, or a peak very like it, which I was struck with in returning from the cave. The approach seemed easy over the snow to within a few hundred feet of it, but I had no opportunity-I afterwards found out that I had mistaken another pinnacle for the Hans. vHowever, it was a mass rising to 17,000 feet, and I felt a great desire to seat myself on its summit, not so much on account of the actual elevation, as to be insulated in the Snowy Chain. I could then have pointed to my station from Wartoo, and said to travellers in their noviciate, " Go there and behold the wonders of the world!" The afternoon of the 12th was rainy, and the new snow disappeared to the height of 16,200 feet. The evening was fine, thermometer 39 at sun-set, and ice forming over the perpetual snow. I took a walk for a short way up the rocks, to get a better view of the neighbouring country, but the sensation of fulness in my head obliged me to return. Since my arrival here I was more or less affected by head-ache, which has been most troublesome at night; the pain is not like that of a common head-ache, ...show more

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