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" I sprang upon the summit, and another step would have precipitated me into an immense snow field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a gradual fall, the field sloped off for about a mile, until... "
Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842 ... - Page 69
by John Charles Frémont, John Torrey, James Hall - 1845 - 693 pages
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The Life of Kit Carson: Hunter, Trapper, Guide, Indian Agent, and Colonel U.S.A.

Edward Sylvester Ellis - Frontier and pioneer life - 1889 - 258 pages
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow-field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a...three feet in width, with an inclination of about 2O°N. 5i°E. As soon as I had gratified the first feelings of curiosity I descended, and each man...
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Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of ..., Volume 15; Volume 30

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1891
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a...mile, until it struck the foot of another lower ridge. 1 stood on a narrow crest, about three feet in width, with an inclination of about 20° north 51°...
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Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of ..., Volume 15; Volume 30

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1891
...would have precipitated me into an immense enow field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a gradual fall, the field sloped oil for about a mile, until it struck the foot of another lower ridge. I stood on a narrow crest, about...
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Explorers and Travellers

Adolphus Washington Greely - Explorers - 1893 - 373 pages
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow-field five hundred feet below. At the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice, and then, with a...stood on a narrow crest about three feet in width. As soon as I had gratified the first feelings of curiosity I descended, and each man ascended in turn,...
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Explorers and Travellers

Adolphus Washington Greely - Explorers - 1893 - 373 pages
...until it struck the foot of another lower ridge. I stood on a narrow crest about three feet in width. As soon as I had gratified the first feelings of curiosity I descended, and each man ascended in turn, for I would only allow one at a time to mount the unstable and precarious slab, which it seemed...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 10

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1898
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow-field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a...about 20° N., 51° E. As soon as I had gratified my first feelings of curiosity, I descended, and each man ascended in his turn ; for I would allow...
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The History of Wyoming from the Earliest Known Discoveries, Volume 1

Charles Griffin Coutant - Wyoming - 1899 - 712 pages
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow-field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice; and then, with a...curiosity, I descended, and each man ascended in his turn; for I would only allow one at a time to mount the unstable and precarious slab, which it seemed...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ..., Volume 10

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1899
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow-field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a...about a mile, until it struck the foot of another Jower ridge. I stood on a narrow crest, about three feet in width, with an inclination of about 20°...
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The Life of Kit Carson: Hunter, Trapper, Guide, Indian Agent, and Colonel U.S.A.

Edward Sylvester Ellis - Frontier and pioneer life - 1899 - 260 pages
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow-field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then,. with a gradual fall, the field sloped off for about a miler until it struck the foot of another lower ridge. I stood on a narrow crest about three feet in...
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The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All ..., Volume 12

Ainsworth Rand Spofford - History - 1900
...would have precipitated me into an immense snow field five hundred feet below. To the edge of this field was a sheer icy precipice ; and then, with a...curiosity I descended, and each man ascended in his turn ; for I would only allow one at a time to mount the unstable and precarious slab, which it seemed...
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