“It is particularly true,” responded Mr Barlow, “but as that's the case, it is important to enhance ourselves in each attainable demeanour, in order that we are able to fight opposed to them.”
Thus quoted, from Sandford and Merton, a president of the Alpine membership. the next precise stories from the Hills, in the event that they serve to stress not just the perils of climbing however the potential during which they are often lessened, may have finished the purpose in their editor.
This booklet isn't meant for the climber. To him many of the stories might be popular within the volumes at the cabinets of his library or at the lips of his partners in the course of restful hours within the Alps. however the non-climber infrequently sees The Alpine magazine and the fewer well known books on climbing, nor could he most likely care to look of their pages for narratives prone to curiosity him.
To search out stories of event simply intelligible to the non-climber, to edit them in renowned shape, to indicate the teachings which such a lot adventures can train to those that could climb themselves in the future, has occupied many friendly hours, rendered doubly so by way of the sensation that I shall back come into contact with the readers who gave so kindly a greeting to my real stories of Mountain event. In that paintings i attempted to give an explanation for the rules of climbing and whatever of the character of glaciers and avalanches. these chapters will, i believe, be came upon useful by way of non-climbers who learn the current volume.
For a lot kindly recommendation and assist in compiling this paintings i'm indebted to Mr Henry Mayhew, of the British Museum, and to Mr Clinton Dent. Mrs Maund has enabled me to cite from a impressive article through her overdue husband. Sir W. Martin Conway, Sir H. Seymour King, Messrs Tuckett, G. E. Foster, Cecil Slingsby, Harold Spender, and Edward Fitzgerald were more than enough to permit me to make lengthy extracts from their writings. Messrs Newnes have generously accepted me to cite from articles which seemed of their courses, and the editor of The Cornhill has sanctioned my reprinting parts of a paper from his journal. i'm additionally indebted to the editor of M‘Clure’s journal for the same courtesy.
Mons. A. Campagne, Inspector of Water and Forests (France), permits me to use very fascinating pictures from his paintings at the Valley of Barège. a number of acquaintances have lent me photos for copy during this paintings, and their names look less than all the illustrations I owe to them. Messrs Spooner have kindly allowed me to exploit a number of via the overdue Mr W. F. Donkin. whilst now not another way said, the images are from my very own negatives.
I take this chance of heartily thanking these climbers, a few of them in my view unknown to me, whose suggestions has rendered this paintings possible.
E. LE BLOND. sixty seven The force, BRIGHTON, December 1903.
SOME stories OF ALPINE GUIDES
TWO DAYS ON AN ICE-SLOPE
SOME AVALANCHE ADVENTURES
A MONTH underneath AN AVALANCHE
A MONTH underneath AN AVALANCHE (continued)
AN intriguing CAUCASIAN ASCENT
A depression QUEST
SOME slender ESCAPES AND deadly ACCIDENTS
A evening event at the DENT BLANCHE
ALONE at the DENT BLANCHE
A STIRRING DAY at the ROSETTA
THE ZINAL ROTHHORN two times in a single DAY
BENIGHTED ON A SNOW PEAK
THE tale of a large JUMP
A PERILOUS FIRST ASCENT
THUNDERSTORMS within the ALPS
LANDSLIPS within the MOUNTAINS
SOME negative EXPERIENCES
FALLING STONES AND FALLING BODIES
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
The final bivouac of Messrs Donkin and Fox within the Caucasus
Christian Almer, Joseph Imboden, Jean Antoine Carrel, Alexander Burgener
The final steep bit close to the top—At the top of a scorching day—An instant’s halt to settle on the way in which up a steep wall of rock—The ice-axes are stowed away in a crack, to be cited by way of the final man
Auguste Gentinetta—Auguste Gentinetta that allows you to the Matterhorn—The starting of the climb up the Matterhorn—The spot the place used to be the bergschrund into which
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