Image from page 250 of “Round Kangchenjunga; a narrative of mountain travel and exploration” (1903)

Image from page 250 of “Round Kangchenjunga; a narrative of mountain travel and exploration” (1903)
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Identifier: roundkangchenjun00fresrich
Title: Round Kangchenjunga; a narrative of mountain travel and exploration
Year: 1903 (1900s)
Authors: Freshfield, Douglas William, 1845-1934
Subjects: Geology — India Sikkim Kanchenjunga (Nepal and India)
Publisher: London : E. Arnold
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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d of the glacier which had formed thedyke across the lower valley, ran back towards the unseenKancrchenjunga. We looked right up the ice-stream,and down on its surface, a succession of dunes of granitedebris. In their dull monotony they formed a contrastto the snow in the gaps between the three peaks whichflashed back the early sunbeams as they shot across theridges. The view was sensational. We felt the rarerapture of the adventurer who has discovered somethingworth all his pains. My eyes from time to time found rest in retracing thezigzags of the path by which I had mounted throughautumn-tinted brushwood and long grass full of thewithered stalks of spring flowers until they lingered on thequiet meadow and purling stream, above which, againstthe background of stone barns, triangular prayer-flags,moved by the chill morning air as it fell from the frozenheights, flapped out slowly on their lofty masts, while thesmoke of our camp-fires, pillars of a wandering hearth,curled idly upwards.

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JA.N.NU I-RD.M AKoVl-: K A.N G BACH EN. *^ RAOF TM6 UNIVERSITY or THE VALE OF KANGBACHEN 181 There was more to be seen from my station, two valleyviews, interesting to the topographer as well as to the23ursuer of the Picturesque. I stood as it were at thenorth-western angle of the Kangchenjunga Group. Look-ing down the course of the Kangchen my eyes raked itswestern flank. Looking up stream in the direction fromwhich we had come, there was nothing to obstruct theview of the lower reach of the Kangchen Glacier. It wascapped by the broad-backed summit, which had risen infront of us on the Jonsong La. To its left (west) therange visible was comparatively low and tame, and here,I believe, lies the pass by which Chandra Das in 1879reached Lhonak from Kangbachen. The view downwards was also very agreeable. Belowthe Jannu Glacier a bright stream gleamed between greenbanks of forest; distant peaks and snows rose above thefurther slope, sinking to green hills where a bend in thevalley hid wh

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