I could not have accomplished it, nor could Summerlee, if Challenger had not gained the summit
(it was extraordinary to see such activity in so unwieldy a creature) and there fixed the rope round the trunk of the considerable tree which grew there.
Skirting its southern border rises "Little Hermon," over whose summit
a glimpse of Gilboa is caught.
The ground of the University was hilly; Mount Sainte- Geneviève formed an enormous mound to the south; and it was a sight to see from the summit
of Notre-Dame how that throng of narrow and tortuous streets (to-day the Latin Quarter), those bunches of houses which, spread out in every direction from the top of this eminence, precipitated themselves in disorder, and almost perpendicularly down its flanks, nearly to the water's edge, having the air, some of falling, others of clambering up again, and all of holding to one another.
Then the two men commenced the ascent of the almost perpendicular wall toward the summit
several hundred feet above.
In the meantime he would carry as much of the precious metal to the summit
of the kopje as he could.
You see now," remarked Billings as we craned our necks to scan the summit
thousands of feet above us, "how futile it would have been to waste our time in working out details of a plan to surmount those.
The sun was just rising as he gained the summit
of the flat mountain at the valley's western boundary.
The clump of laurel in which the criminal lay was in the angle of a road which, after, ascending, southward, a steep acclivity to that point, turned sharply to the west, running along the summit
for perhaps one hundred yards.
Fifteen days after the casting an immense column of smoke was still rising in the open sky and the ground burned the soles of the feet within a radius of two hundred feet round the summit
of Stones Hill.
Comparatively but slightly marked, they throw up here and there some sharp points, the highest summit
of which attains an altitude of 24,600 feet.
I suspect it is owing to a cause which would not at first be imagined, namely, that the whole mass, from the summit
to the water's edge, is generally in full view.
And one thing more do I know: I stand now before my last summit
, and before that which hath been longest reserved for me.
I discovered more distinctly the black sides of Jura, and the bright summit
of Mont Blanc.
What extent of lowland may be encompassed by the high peaks beyond, must remain for the present matter of mere conjecture though from the form of the summits
, and the breaks which may be discovered among them, there can be little doubt that they are the sources of streams calculated to water large tracts, which are probably concealed from view by the rotundity of the lake's surface.
These elevated summits
consist of rounded cones, between which the soil is bestrewn with erratic blocks of stone and gravelly bowlders.