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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Tues 8. [8 July 1902] Off at 5 in the dawn, the sun just touching the
highest rocks and up to the Ochsenthal. Found the Columbine. We
saw some chamois on the Kleine Similstock and turned off at the
entrance of the Thal and followed them up the grassy sides. We
turned up at 6.30. We clambered up rock and grass and by a very
steep chimney till we got to the NW arete and followed up it to the top
{8-8.35} 9.35-10.15. The Similistock looked very fine but quite
impossible on this side. We came down onto the SE saddle and then
by some very steep smooth rocks where we had to use the extra
rope. We got to the grass slope at 12.45 and stayed till 2.15. Then a
hot hour home through woods. After dinner I looked at Mr Hasler's
photographs. We found a cairn - it had been done by the NW arete.

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