Kashmir by Francis Younghusband
|Author:||Major E. Molyneux|
|Publisher:||Gulshan Books, Kashmir|
|Pages:||156 (Throughout Color Illustrations)|
|Other Details||10.00 X 6.50 inch|
The country with which one is most apt to compare it is, naturally, Switzerland. And Switzerland, indeed, has many charms and a combination of lake and mountain in which it excels Kashmir. But it is built on a smaller scale. There is not the same wide sweep of snow clad mountains. There is no place where one can see a complete circle of snowy mountains surrounding a plain of anything like the length and breadth of the Kashmir valley, for the main valleys of Switzerland are like the side valleys of Kashmir. And above everything there is not behind Switzerland what there is at the back of Kashmir and visible in glimpses from the southern side, a region of stupendous mountains surpassing every other in the world.
Younghusband was elected President of the Royal Geographical Society in 1919, and two years later became Chairman of the Mount Everest Committee which was set up to coordinate the initial 1921 British Reconnaissance Expedition to Mount Everest. He actively encouraged climbers, including George Mallory, to attempt the first ascent of Mount Everest and they followed the same initial route as the earlier Tibet Mission. Younghusband remained Chairman through the subsequent 1922 and 1924 British Expeditions.
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