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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

The swelling slopes of forest, the blue ice of the

glaciers, and the dark purple precipices of Mount
Bonney

Frontispicce.

“New views of strange castellated crags opened as I

progressed”

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“ The forest we found utterly demolished by a recent

avalanche"

68

"At last the highest crest was in sight”

156

“H. hauled cautiously but firmly on the rope”

160

Taking the rifle he descended to the snow-slope” .

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“ A full-sized mountain goat inspecting us

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"A little wharf called “Sam's Landing ?”

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“ At the head of the lake, the great precipice of

Mount Lefroy”

244

MAP.

PART OF THE SELKIRK RANGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA . At end of Book.

AMONG THE SELKIRK GLACIERS.

CHAPTER I.

“ The food of hope
Is meditated action ; robbed of this
Her sole support, she languishes and dies.
We perish also ; for we live by hope
And by desire ; we see by the glad light
And breathe the sweet air of futurity;
And so we live, or else we have no life.”

WORDSWORTH.

Introductory. The idea suggested. My companion.- Preparations.

WHEN the British Association met in Canada in 1884, one of the most interesting excursions planned for the members was that provided by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company on the portion of their line then completed; to the summit of the Hector pass, or as it was then called, the Kicking Horse pass, in the Rocky Mountains. Amongst the members of that excursion were two gentlemen, Mr. Richard M. Barrington, and my cousin, the Rev. Henry Swanzy, who, not satisfied with the interesting scenes revealed to them

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