I remained two more days at Zingrul, that is, at the glacier-end, exactly according to plan. Yesterday evening I expected the 33 cases of provisions which have come from Leh by way of the Chang-la. They could not have arrived before; but I was certainly–I will not say anxious—but doubtful about their arrival. Even if they had been late it would not have really mattered either for us or for our provisioning, but I should have been obliged to wait for them at Zingrul, for the simple reason that I could not have left Hashmatullah Khan alone there without means of transport; he was to return to Panamik to await the developments of my journey. But yesterday evening, punctual as a clock, the cases arrived.