National Geographic : 1943 May
A Shifting Drift Half Buried the 20,000-foot Camp While the climbers were absent one day, a change in the prevailing west wind heaped snow around the tent. Fortunately, they had not collapsed it; other wise it would have been lost. Bundles in the right foreground are willow wand trail markers. Jack Young, American-born Chinese, Proves aGood Climber A ticklish passage about 19,000 feetupisnegotiated with mountaineering rope and ice ax. The leadercuts thesteps. Goggles must beworn onglaciers. After the ascent of Minya Konka, Young lefttheexpedition temporarily to make a complete circuit of the range and tocollect wild life.