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?Although man has soared in free flight for almost two centuries, each new enthusiast finds himself a lonely pioneer. The sole practical source of balloons is the U.S. Navy which occasionally in the past has released a surplus craft. Obtaining a gas supply is a further problem, as is getting yourself and your balloon licensed by the CAA. However, if you are content to make it a group effort, Tony Fairbanks (230 Rutgers Avenue, Swarthmore, Pa.) would be glad to welcome you as a member of the Balloon Club of America, if you are willing to pay the $20 initiation fee, dues of $5 a month and put in some hard work with the ground crews before starting your instructional flights.—ED.
Mr. Ullman is a consummate architect of style. The simple, direct words give me the feeling that he is listening to Tenzing tell his story while sitting beside the fire in his own home. Only a man who loves mountains and knows them intimately could have written it with such sensitiveness and understanding.
One knows that an almost fanatical dedication to a self-appointed task drove Tenzing on. Everest had taken complete possession of his mind and being. The idea was so dominant that had he not been one of those who reached the summit of Everest he would have considered his whole life to be a failure.
?Mr. Andrews, explorer, writer and former Director of the American Museum of Natural History, ought to know.—ED.
? Dr. Houston (SI, Sept. 13) is himself the author of a first-rate book about mountain climbing. His K2, The Savage Mountain, is the story of the 1953 attempt which he led on the world's second highest mountain (28,250 feet).—ED.
"We expect no
mercy from Everest; yet perhaps it will be as well he should not deign to take
much notice of the little group of busy ones on the great north side, or at all
events, that he should not observe among the scattered remnants he has put to
flight still existent the will, perhaps the power, to sting his nose