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Mountaineering and Exploration in the Selkirks: A Record of Pioneer Work ...
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Page 26 - trust are reposed in him, will work in all kinds of weather, and should supplies run short, on little or no food without a murmur; not so the generality of white men,
Page 16 - The latter valley was evidently the one that, judging from its general bearing, would be most likely to afford a pass in the direction wished for. I therefore tried to induce the Indians I had with me, by every possible persuasion, to accompany me all the way across the Selkirk Range, and make for
Page 14 - Journals Relating to the Government Exploration of Country Lying between the Shuswap and Okanagan Lakes and the Rocky Mountains.
Page 20 - published in the Report of the Minister of Mines of British Columbia for
Page 325 - I have ever seen clasped its northern buttress. To the south, the Blackfriars, a daring pair of blunt domes from this view-point, towered above their smooth ghastly precipices in a stately pile.
Page 314 - hitting it with stones, this traverse in our tracks of the morning was the most delicate and dangerous operation of the day. It proved to be much more serious than before, for the whole party was on the rack at once and had anything happened to one, all would have had to suffer the consequences.
Page 144 - This search party and another we sent later failed to find Heacock. Pieces of the canoe were found for a long distance below some rocks in the stream. By the end of the summer both caches were located and found untouched. It was made certain our brave and lovable comrade had lost his life.