National Geographic : 1933 Aug
Photograph from Wide World-© N.A.N.A. AN AIR VIEW OF DARJEELING, BASE OF MANY CLIMBING EXPEDITIONS The lofty Indian city is perched upon a veritable grand canyon in the foothills of the Himalayas. To thousands ofvisitors itisprimarily an observation post ofthe Himalayas; for, from its vicinity, on clear days, views of both Everest and Kinchinjunga may be obtained. Weather observations made here were collated with those of other places for the Everest flyers (see text, page 142). This photograph was made from an elevation of 13,800 feet.