“I remembered the effect that the view of the tremendous and evermoving glacier had produced upon my mind when I first saw it. It had filled me with a subline ecstasy that gave wings to the soul and allowed it to sour from the obscure world to light and joy.”
“I determined to go without a guide, for i was well acquainted with a path, and the presence of another would destroy the solitary grandeur of the scene.”
"It was nearly noon when I arrived at the top of the ascent. For some time I sat upon the rock that overlooks the sea of ice. A mist covered both that and the surrounding mountains. Presently a breeze dissipated the cloud, and I descended upon the glacier."