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The Grimsel And Aeggischhorn
Tais Grimsel is a weird region—a monument carved with hieroglyphics more ancient and more grand than those of Nineveh or the Nile. It is a world disinterred by the sun from a sepulchre of ice. All around are evidences of the existence and the might of the glaciers which once held possession of the place. All around the rocks are carved, and fluted, and polished, and scored.
The Bel Alp
On Tuesday the 13th I accompanied a party of friends to the Märjelin See, skirted the lake, struck in upon the glacier, and having heard much of the position and the comfort of a new hotel upon the Bel Alp, I resolved to descend the glacier and pay the place a visit.
The Weisshorn
I had sent Bennen thither to inspect the Weisshorn. This noble mountain, which is fourteen thousand eight hundred feet high, had been tried on various occasions and from different sides by brave and competent climbers, but all efforts had been hitherto unavailing.
Inspection Of The Matterhorn
To my left was Monte Rosa and her royal court, to my right the mystic pinnacle of the Matterhorn, which from a certain point here upon the glacier attains its maximum sharpness. It drew my eyes towards it with irresistible fascination as it shimmered in the blue, too preoccupied with heaven to think even with contempt on the designs of a son of earth to reach its inviolate crest.
Over The Moro
At the Mattmark hotel, which stands at the foot of the Monte Moro, I was joined by a gentleman who had just liberated himself from an unpleasant guide. Bennen halted on the way to adjust his knapsack, while my companion and myself went on. We lost sight of my guide, lost the track also, and clambered over crag and snow to the summit, where we waited till Bennen arrived.
The Old Weissthor
The ancient moraines of the Macugnaga glacier rank among the finest that I have seen ; long, high ridges tapering from base to edge, hoary with age, but beautified by the shrubs and blossoms of today. We crossed the ice and them. At the foot of the old Weissthor lay couched a small glacier, which had landed a multitude of boulders on the slope below it.
Rescue From A Crevasse
We had three days training on the glacier and the adjacent heights, and on one of the days Lubbock and myself made an attempt upon the Galenstock. By the flank of the mountain, with the Rhone glacier on our right, we reached the heights over the ice cascade and crossed the glacier above the fall.
The Matterhorn - Second Assault
Four years ago I had not entertained a wish or a thought regarding the climbing of the Matterhorn. Indeed, assailing mountains of any kind was then but an accidental interlude to less exciting occupations upon the glaciers of the Alps.
From Stein To The Grimsel
There would seem to be some specific quality in the sun's rays which produces the irritation of the skin experienced in the Alps. The solar heat may be compared, in point of quantity, with that radiated from a furnace; and the heat encountered by the mountaineer on Alpine snows is certainly less intense than that endured by workmen in many of our technical operations.
The Oberaarjoch
Downwards we went, striking the rocks of the Rothhorn so as to avoid the riven ice. Suddenly we passed from dense fog into clear air : we had crossed the cloud-plane, and found a transparent atmosphere between it and the glacier.
Ascent Of The Jungfrau
I had spent nearly a fortnight at the Aeggischhorn in 1863, employing alternate days in wandering and musing over the green Alps, and in more vigorous action upon the Aletsch glacier. Day after day a blue sky spanned the earth, and night after night the stars glanced down from an unclouded heaven.
Death Of Bennen On The Haut De Cry
On February 28, 1864, we left Sion with Bennen to mount the Haut de Cry. We started at 2.15 A.M. in a light carriage that brought us to the village of Ardon, distant six miles. We there met three men that were to accompany us as local guides and porters—Jean Joseph Nance, Frederic Rebot, who acted as my personal guide, and Auguste Bevard.
Accident On The Piz Morteratsch
While staying at Pontresina in 1864 I joined Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Lee-Warner, of Rugby, in a memorable expedition up the Piz Morteratsch. This is a very noble mountain, and, as we thought, safe and easy to ascend. The resolute Jenni, by far the boldest man in Pontresina, was my guide.
Alpine Sculpture
To the physical geologist the conformation of the Alps, and of mountain-regions generally, constitutes one of the most interesting problems of the present day. To account for this conformation, two hypotheses have been advanced, which may be respectively named the hypothesis of fracture and the hypothesis of erosion.
Search On The Matterhorn - A Project
In July 1865 my excellent friend Hirst and myself visited Glarus, intending, if circumstances favoured us, to climb the Todi. We had, however, some difficulty with the guides, and therefore gave the expedition up. Crossing the Klausen pass to Altdorf, we ascended the Gotthardt Strasse to Wasen, and went thence over the Susten pass to Gadmen, which we reached late at night.
The Titlis, Finsteraarschlucht, Petersgrat, And Italian Lakes
Though my visits to the Alps had already numbered thirteen, I had never gone so far southward as the Italian lakes. The perfectly unmanageable weather of July 1866 caused me to cross with Mr. Girdlestone into Italy, in the hope that a respite of ten or twelve days might improve the temper of the mountains.
Ascent Of The Eiger And Passage Of The Trift
Grindelwald was my first halting-place in the summer of 1867: I reached it, in company with a friend, on Sunday evening the 7th of July. The air of the glaciers and the excellent little dinners of the Adler rendered me rapidly fit for mountain-work.
The Matterhorn - Third And Last Assault
Driven from London by Dr. Bence Jones, I reached the Giessbach hotel on the Lake of Brientz early in July. My friend Hirst was with me, and we made various little excursions in the neighbourhood. The most pleasant of these was to the Hinterburger See, a small and lonely lake high up among the hills, fringed on one side by pines, and overshadowed on the other by the massive limestone buttresses of the Hinterburg.
Ascent Of The Aletschhorn
The failure through bad weather of a former attempt upon the Aletschhorn has been already recorded ; but a succession of cloudless days at the Bel Alp in August 1869 stirred up the desire to try again. This was strengthened by the wish to make a series of observations from the greatest accessible elevation on the colour and polarisation of the sky.
A Day Among The Seracs Of The Glacier Du Geant Fourteen Years Ago
The vast mass of snow collected on the plateau of the Col du Géant, and compressed to ice by its own weight, reaches the throat of the valley, which stretches from the rocks called Le Rognon to the promontory of the Aiguille Noire. Through this defile it is forced, falling steeply, and forming one of the grandest ice-cascades in the Alps.
The Herald Of Christ
JOHN THE BAPTIST IS one of the most interesting characters in the story of mankind. More is told us about his birth and babyhood than concerning almost any other character in the Bible.
The Divine Human Christ
No mere man could do that. But it is just like our Christ to help poor tried souls to do things like that. It is this glorious Christ, divine yet human, God over all, yet brother forevermore, that I preach to you tonight.
The Lamb Of God
THIS text is one of those sublime and splendid pictures so full of condensed truth, so rich in the very gold of the Word of God, that one is discouraged in the outset at trying to preach about it.
John, Christ, And Two Seekers
John stood, and two of his disciples and looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God I And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye?
Andrew Bringing His Brother Simon To Christ
One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus.
Jesus Finding Philip
The same seeking Savior is here tonight, seeking for you. Do not turn away from him. Do not harden your heart against him. But rise up at once and follow him out of your doubt, and your sin, and your hopeless struggle, into peace and joy and everlasting life.
Philip Finding Nathanael
Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
Nathanael Under The Fig Tree
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile ! Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and saith unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
Best Of The Wine At The Last Of The Feast
Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine ; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse : but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
Christ's Conversation With Nicodemus About Conversion
THE natural simplicity of Jesus in conversation is always interesting and delightful. How this little evening talk with Nicodemus has been growing upon the world ever since. Not only have sermons been preached about it, and books written upon it, but multitudes of earnest hearts have found in it their own introduction to Christ and the beginning of a new and peaceful life.
The Brazen Serpent And The Uplifted Christ
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up : that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
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