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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Fri. 11 [11 July 1902] Cold and stormy but we started at 9.50 and went
straight up the Vorder Wellhorn to the foot of the big gendarme. We
let ourselves down into a couloir on the left hand side which led us up
grass slopes to the foot of the rock towers. It was too windy to follow
the arete so we climbed over it and traversed under it to the gap
between it and the gendarme. A difficult piece of rock took us to the
top. Ulrich first stood on Heinrich twice, then I followed up and U. fixed
the extra rope round an iron nail and onto this I held with great difficulty
while he climbed up me. On the top we found Mr Hasler's sling into
which we fixed our extra rope and let ourselves down round[?] the SE
corner into the gap. We got to the top at 1 o'clock and were back in
the hotel at 3.30 having lunched on the way down. It was bitter cold
and windy but the glass rising. Mr Hasler calls it Henstock.

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