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Identifier: daringdeedsofgre01stea (find matches)
Title: Daring deeds of great mountaineers;
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Stead, Richard. (from old catalog)
Subjects: Adventure and adventurers Mountaineering
Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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d towards me. He knewthat he had done a daring thing. And now a danger of a new kind had to be faced. Therocks on the ridge were much shattered and very loose. Itrequired extreme care to avoid setting some of themrolling down the steep. The thing was not to be avoided,in fact, and great masses of rock were from time to timedislodged. These in their flight downwards set in motionothers, till at length numbers of them were hissing andbooming with ever-increasing speed down the mountain-side, to rest only when they had reached the vast snow-fields, thousands of feet below. The risk to those follow-ing, if the first climber set going in their direction any ofthe loose rocks he met with, was naturally very great.However, with care and success the men toiled on, thoughthe heat was so intolerable as to cause profusest perspiration. On their way up the mountain they were for the mostpart unable to see the summit, but now and then theycaught a glimpse of it from some coign of vantage. Such 206
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Crossing the knife edge during the Weisshorn ascent The foothold was like the top of an immensely high wall. The mountaineers had towalk about twenty yards with almost sheer precipices on either hand. THE PEAK FAR DISTANT an occasion came after they had been three hours on thearete,—that is, five hours from the morning start. Itseemed not so far distant, and both guides and employerwere in good heart at the sight. Never were appearancesmore deceptive. Three more hours of heavy work on thearete brought another glimpse of the crown. The moun-taineers were taken aback ; the top appeared not a whitnearer. With keen dismay they gazed on the far-off peak.Benens face declared his thoughts, while Wengerscondition had become so unsatisfactory that the othersproposed to leave him behind while they went on withouthim. But of this the plucky fellow would not hear, and,indeed, none of the men had the least thought of giving in,at any rate for the present. On the three went again, therefore, plod

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  • booksubject:Mountaineering
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Identifier: daringdeedsofgre01stea (find matches) Title: Daring deeds of great mountaineers; Year: 1921 (1920s) Authors: Stead, Richard. (from old catalog) Subjects: Adventure and adventurers Mountaineering Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott company Contributing Library: The Library of Congress Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: d towards me. He knewthat he had done a daring thing. And now a danger of a new kind had to be faced. Therocks on the ridge were much shattered and very loose. Itrequired extreme care to avoid setting some of themrolling down the steep. The thing was not to be avoided,in fact, and great masses of rock were from time to timedislodged. These in their flight downwards set in motionothers, till at length numbers of them were hissing andbooming with ever-increasing speed down the mountain-side, to rest only when they had reached the vast snow-fields, thousands of feet below. The risk to those follow-ing, if the first climber set going in their direction any ofthe loose rocks he met with, was naturally very great.However, with care and success the men toiled on, thoughthe heat was so intolerable as to cause profusest perspiration. On their way up the mountain they were for the mostpart unable to see the summit, but now and then theycaught a glimpse of it from some coign of vantage. Such 206 Text Appearing After Image: Crossing the knife edge during the Weisshorn ascent The foothold was like the top of an immensely high wall. The mountaineers had towalk about twenty yards with almost sheer precipices on either hand. THE PEAK FAR DISTANT an occasion came after they had been three hours on thearete,—that is, five hours from the morning start. Itseemed not so far distant, and both guides and employerw
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