Mountaineering in the Land of the Midnight Sun (Google eBook)
T. F. Unwin, 1908 - Mountaineering - 304 pages
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AARON WATSON Adventures Aiguille du Dru Alpine Alps Andersdal Arctic Circle Arctic Norway arete ascent Aubrey bad weather beautiful began boat boots boulder camp captain CHAPTER climb climbers crevasses crossed descend Durmaalstind easy Emil expedition face feet fish fjord foot Fugledal glacier guides Hastings head Holmebugt Holmebugttind Imboden Isskartind Jaegervand Joekkevarre Kjosen Kjosenfjord Kjostind lake land Lapland Lapps Laxelvtinder little peak looked Lyngdal Lyngen Lyngseidet midnight Midnight Sun mist Mjolnir mosquitoes mountain narrow never night northern playground Norwegian ourselves party pass pleasant rain reached reindeer ridge river rock rocky rope round route saddle Savage Club season seemed seen shelter side slopes snow couloir snow-slopes soon Sorfjord steamer steep stones stony Stortinddals stream summer summit Switzerland tents things tidal race took Troms0 turned valley walk whole wind winter
Page 307 - John Chinaman at Home. By the Rev. EJ Hardy, Author of " How to be Happy though Married," lately Chaplain to HM Forces at Hong Kong.
Page 310 - The Savage Club. A Medley of History, Anecdote and Reminiscence. By Aaron Watson. With a chapter by Mark Twain, and a Photogravure Frontispiece, 4 Coloured Plates, and 64 other Illustrations. Medium 8vo, cloth. net WATSON.
Page 308 - Journal during his Captivity on that Island. Preface and Notes by Captain SP OLIVER, RA 3. MEMOIRS OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MILITARY CAREER OF JOHN SHIPP. 4. THE BUCCANEERS AND MAROONERS OF AMERICA. Edited and Illustrated by HOWARD PYLE. 5. THE LOG OF A JACK TAR : Being the Life of James Choyce, Master Mariner. Edited by Commander V. LOVETT CAMERON. 6. FERDINAND MENDEZ PINTO, THE PORTUGUESE ADVENTURER. New Edition. Annotated by Prof. A. VAMBERY 7.
Page 309 - The Age of the Earth, and other Geological Studies BY WJ SOLLAS, LL.D., D.Sc., FRS Professor of Geology in the University of Oxford. Illustrated. THIS volume, while written by one of the foremost of English geologists, will be found interesting and attractive by the reader who has no special knowledge of the science. The essay which gives the book its title sets forth the bearing of the doctrine of evolution on geological speculation, and particularly on the vexed question of our planet's antiquity....
Page 279 - Characteristics, Usages, Present Status, and Future Prospects." From this article we learn, notwithstanding many discrepancies due partly to long isolation in different surrounds, partly to intermixture, the Lapps would appear to be an offshoot of the great Finno-Tataric (Uralo-Altaic) family. . . . To this widespread division of the Asiatic world they still belong in speech and in some prominent physical characteristics (Keane, 1886, 217-8).
Page 307 - JOHN CHINAMAN AT HOME. By the Rev. EJ HARDY, Author of " How to be Happy though Married," lately Chaplain to HM Forces at Hong Kong.
Page 310 - LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN. THE SAVAGE CLUB A Medley of History, Anecdote and Reminiscence BY AARON WATSON With an Original Chapter by Mark Twain. With a Photogravure Frontispiece, Four Coloured Plates, and about Sixty other Illustrations. " We read of so many cordial, clever and clubbable fellows that we lay Mr. Watson's book down with a sense of having spent a few hours in jollier company than may easily be found in any circle nowadays.
Page 39 - ... seemed another Barre des Ecrins. To the south, the huge snowy mass of the Yoeggevarre resembled Mont Blanc. But another feature was present, never seen in Alpine views. The Lake of Thun looks exquisitely lovely at early morning from the Jungfrau. But no lake can match the heavenly blue of the fjords as they stretch mile after mile, away amidst snow-crowned mountains, away to the distant, island-gemmed Arctic Ocean.
Page 310 - ... cordial, clever and clubbable fellows that we lay Mr. Watson's book down with a sense of having spent a few hours in jollier company than may easily be found in any circle nowadays." — Daily News. " The Savage Club has been happy in so admirable an historian as Mr. Watson. . . . Publisher, author, and Savage Club should rest equally content with what has been done. It is a book to buy and a book to treasure.