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Above the Snow Line

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Published: 1885
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,210 / 246 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.8
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 2,153
Added to site: 2011.08.29
mnybks.net#: 30669
Genre: Nature
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e, as a well-known writer has remarked. The account, though a sort of literary congenital cripple, has still a prescriptive right to live. Besides this expedition was undertaken in the pre-Sybaritic age of mountaineering, and before the later refinements of that art and science had taken firm hold of its votaries. What would the stern explorers of former time have thought, or said, if they had perceived persons engaged on the glaciers sitting down on camp-stools to a light refection of truffle pie and cold punch? Such banquets are not uncommon now, though precisians with a tendency to dyspepsia still object strongly to them. In those days, too, mountaineers were not so much differentiated that climbers were talked of by their fellows like cricketers are described in the book of Lillywhite. "Jones," for instance, "is a brilliant cragsman, but inclined to be careless on moraines." "Noakes," again, "remarkably sure and steady on snow, fairly good in a couloir, would do better if he did not possess such an astoun

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