Josephine Flood (Scarr) No easy day for ladies Kulu and Kanjiroba
Fifty years on Josephine Scarr and Barbara Spark look back on two all-women Himalayan expeditions. After meeting at Plas-y-Brenin, where Jo was an instructor, they decided to drive in a second-hand Landrover to the Himalayas in 1961. On their Womens Kulu Expedition they mapped an untrodden glacier and climbed two virgin 20,000 foot peaks.
After a winter teaching in Delhi they joined Dorothea Gravinas 1962 Jagdula Expedition to northwest Nepal, with Denise Evans, Nancy Smith and Pat Wood. A 200 mile walk-in led them to the Kanjiroba Himal, where they surveyed unexplored territory and climbed six untrodden peaks, the highest being Lha Shamma (21,035 ft). After walking 200miles east to Pokhara, they made their way home through Afghanistan and Iran with 50 punctures on the way. The whole adventure is told in Jos book Four Miles High.