The snow-peaks did not hold themselves aloof, in aristocratic reserve; they nestled close around, in a friendly, sociable way; guides, with the ropes and axes and other implements of their fearful calling slung about their persons, roosted in a long line upon a stone wall in front of the hotel, and waited for customers; sun-burnt climbers
, in mountaineering costume, and followed by their guides and porters, arrived from time to time, from breakneck expeditions among the peaks and glaciers of the High Alps; male and female tourists, on mules, filed by, in a continuous procession, hotelward-bound from wild adventures which would grow in grandeur very time they were described at the English or American fireside, and at last outgrow the possible itself.
The feeble fingers were never idle, and one of her pleasures was to make little things for the school children daily passing to and fro, to drop a pair of mittens from her window for a pair of purple hands, a needlebook for some small mother of many dolls, penwipers for young penmen toiling through forests of pothooks, scrapbooks for picture-loving eyes, and all manner of pleasant devices, till the reluctant climbers
of the ladder of learning found their way strewn with flowers, as it were, and came to regard the gentle giver as a sort of fairy godmother, who sat above there, and showered down gifts miraculously suited to their tastes and needs.
All the buildings and trees seemed easily practicable to such dexterous climbers
as the Morlocks, to judge by their wells, must be.
All about them the huge-rooted trees blocked their footing, while coiled and knotted climbers
, of the girth of a man's arm, were thrown from lofty branch to lofty branch, or hung in tangled masses like so many monstrous snakes.
That I could scale them I knew full well, but Tars Tarkas, with his mighty bulk and enormous weight, would find it a task possibly quite beyond his prowess or his skill, for Martians are at best but poor climbers
I looked on in amazement, for, splendid climbers
though the cave men of Pellucidar are, I never before had seen so remarkable a feat per-formed.
Poyser, as she got down from the cart, and saw the groups scattered under the great oaks, and the boys running about in the hot sunshine to survey the tall poles surmounted by the fluttering garments that were to be the prize of the successful climbers
On the second day, a body of a climber
was found," said Komissarov.
ISLAMABAD -- An elite group of climbers
saved a French mountaineer in a daring night-time rescue on Nanga Parbat with the support of Pakistan Army but called off the search for a second missing Polish climber
A Spanish and an Argentinian climber
went missing on Nanga Parbat in July last year and are presumed dead.
A Polish mountaineer, Janusz Majer, said that according to information received from France French climber
Elisabeth Revol and Polish climber
Tomasz Mackiewicz were stuck at an altitude of 7,400 metres under the top dome of the mountain.
World-renowned Swiss climber
Ueli Steck, who was known as the 'Swiss Machine', also died during a solo climb to a peak neighbouring Everest.
One veteran climber
, Alan Arnette, said the ban on amputee and visually impaired climbers
was prejudiced, ignorant and irrational.
He became the oldest climber
in 2008, aged 76, then lost the record five years later to 80-year-old Yuichiro Miura, of Japan.
According to Italian media, the alarm was sounded by a French climber
who discovered the bodies and took pictures of them.