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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 10. August, 7, 1946

First Recorded Ascent of Mt. lsabelle-4,605 ft

First Recorded Ascent of Mt. lsabelle-4,605 ft.

Add climbs.—Lieut. J. B. Butchers. R.N.Z.V.R. (Lancaster, Thompson. Easter. 1946. with J. Scott*), and Sir John Ziman, B.Sc. precipitous grass slopes on eastern arete of Mt. Isabelle from South-East Peak (native name. Holdsworth) via East Col.

Interviewed, the Lieutenant said: "It was pukka! One of the porters mislaid our case of whisky. Fright-fully annoying! I beat him severely with the blade of my ice axe. He finally produced a flagon of Cascade."

"Touché!" said Sir John.

"Bloúdé!" said J.B.

It is understood that as yet Lieutenant J. B. Butchers has not returned from the expedition as he is still in Powell Monastery beating the eight hundred porters who deserted him on the South-East Peak.

*Not to be confused with Scott of the 1912 expedition.