National Geographic : 1942 Jul
104 The National Geographic Magazine Sovfolo Streamlining Comes to Europe's Highest Peak, Mount Elbrus Although this blimp-shaped hotel in the Caucasus is almost 14,000 feet above sea level, it is still nearly a mile below the summit. With steam heat and electric lights, the hostelry is the welcome Refuge 11 for hardy climbers on their way to the top (page 94). Sorfuto Winter Bivouac-Not Tents for a Regiment, But for an Orchard of Lemon Trees Three layers of white cheesecloth keep off frost during winter months. Fruits thrive near the Black Sea, and this coastal zone of Abkhazia forms a gigantic natural hothouse (page 107).