National Geographic : 1931 Jul
KONKA RISUMGONGBA, HOLY MOUNTAIN OF THE OUTLAWS Ii o100" LONGITUDE EAST 110° OF GREENWICH 120 OO 100 40' 101 Redrawn by A. H . Bumstead from Joseph F. Rock's Field Notes THE ROUTE OF TIIE AUTHOR FROM MULI TO TIIE KONKALING PEAKS Three of the loftiest and least-known mountain groups in central Asia have been visited and photo graphed by Dr. Rock-the Amnyi Machen, Minya Konka, and Konkaling (see inset map at lower left). His two earlier surveys have been described previously in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE (February and October, 1930). consisted of many articles of foreign man ufacture, including an issue of the NA TIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE in which had appeared my article on my last journey to Muli, in I923-24.* These items proved * See "The Land of the Yellow Lama," by Joseph F. Rock, in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE for April, 1925. to be the real key that was to unlock the gates to Konka Risumgongba. The king's realm is surrounded by law less bandits. To the south and southeast is the Lolo robber tribe and to the west and northwest are the Konkaling and Hsiang cheng outlaws, who often make inroads into his domain.