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Freshfield, Douglas William / The Exploration of the Caucasus

Cockin, J. G.
Chapter XV: mountaineering in 1888: continued: Shkara, Janga, and Ushba,   pp. 38-58

Page 38

MOUNTAINEERING IN 1888: Continued 
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Woolley and 
Ider were ob- 
ed to return 
England, I de- 
cided to stay behind 
with  the   guides for 
further climbs.' Early 
on  September    5 my 
friends, with Rehfeldt, 
their interpreter, rode 
away from the village 
of Bezingi, escorted by 
the chief's son, whom 
Rehfeldt declared to be 
the only honest man 
in   Bezingi.    I   stood 
watching them until they were hidden by a bend in the path. 
The following pages are reprinted from Mr. Cockin's article in the Alpine
vol. xvi. No. 122, with a few alterations. 

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