The call of the snowy Hispar: a narrative of exploration and mountaineering on the northern frontier of India (Google eBook)

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Constable and Company, Ltd., 1911 - Himalaya Mountains - 297 pages
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Page 248 - In order to ascertain the true height of these stations above average sea-level a progressive levelling was conducted from the highest station, called the Garganta Signal, down along the mulepath leading from Yungay by way of Quillo to the sea at the port of Casma. The Garganta Signal is higher than the col where the path between Yungay and Casma reaches its highest point. The difference in height between these two was ascertained by triangulation from the Garganta Signal to be 159 metres, 521.5...
Page 248 - Cordillera at an altitude of 3,800 metres (12,464 feet). This base was measured by means of a 50 metre (164 feet) tape of Invar metal. From two stations, one at either end of this base, and from two others, the positions and altitudes of which were determined by trigonometrical measurements from them, that is from four stations in all, the positions and relative altitudes of the two summits of Huascaran were fixed by azimuthal and zenithal angles taken by theodolite. In order to ascertain the true...
Page 248 - Casma the leveling was performed by means of the tacheometer. The altitude of the Garganta Signal being thus established, it was an easy matter to fix the altitude of the other three stations, from which the triangulation of the summits was made. From two of these stations from which it was visible, the altitude of the church tower at Yungay was also established at 2,568 metres (8,432 feet).
Page 248 - Government and favourable weather M. de Larminat and his assistants were able to carry out this work successfully between August and November 1909. A base 1,600 metres, 5,248 feet, long was measured in the Rio Santa Valley in the Black Cordillera at an altitude of 3,800 metres, 12,464 feet.
Page 248 - Generate d'Etudes et de Travaux Topographiques of Paris, an expedition was sent to Peru for me under the direction of M. de Larminat to effect this purpose. Assisted by the Peruvian Government and favorable weather, M.
Page 248 - Casma the levelling was performed by means of the tacheometer. The altitude of the Garganta Signal being thus established, it was an easy matter to fix the altitude of the other three stations, from which the triangulation of the summits was made. " From two of these stations, from which it was visible, the altitude of the...
Page 248 - that the altitude of the lower summit of Huascaran, claimed to have been ascended by Miss Peck, is some 1,500 feet lower than the highest altitude attained by Mrs. Bullock Workman.
Page 248 - Its height was measured at 131 feet. The Hispar and its larger branches, and also the Biafo at certain points, are at present actively engaged in building lateral moraines. At the edges of these glaciers great, ragged, perpendicular icewalls rise high above the glacier-bed, their summits as well as their substance heavily loaded with debris, which is constantly showered down, often in cartloads, upon the moraines at their bases. At some points the moraines can be seen to grow day by day, and even...
Page 143 - ... (p. 447). TG LONGSTAFF (chap. L) a été le premier ŕ fixer les véritables dimensions du glacier de Siachen, le plus grand d'Asie (8o kilom.
Page 64 - ... great dearth of grain at Hispar, for when the topographers first arrived there and offered money to the coolies to carry their instruments, the latter handed it back, saying they could buy nothing with it, and would prefer a seer or two of ata instead. The topographers also reported they had seen the people go into the fields and eat grass. Perhaps, being unacquainted with the customs of the inhabitants, they may have been mistaken as to what herbs were employed for food. Later, when the coolies...

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