We took a straight course up the great snow ridge.
There can be no possible question that cold is felt much more keenly in the thin air of nineteen thousand feet than it is below.
Walter, who had been in the lead all day, was the first to scramble up; a native Alaskan, he is the first human being to set foot upon the top of Alaska's great mountain, and he had well earned the lifelong distinction.
Before the reader turns his back upon the Grand Basin once for all, I should like to put a name upon the glacier it contains - since it is the fashion to name glaciers.
A pupil is a great resource.
Anyone who thinks that the climbing of Denali is a picnic is badly mistaken.
One cannot conceive of grander burial than that which mighty mountains bend, crack and shatter to make. Or a nobler tomb than the great upper basin of Denali.
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