1895 Print over 100 years old The Rockies Ice Cave (also available unframed)

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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.197.

Entitled – The Rockies.  Ice Cave in the Great Glacier, Mount Sir Donald.

From a Photo by Notman & Son, Montreal.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

The Rockies. – The first ascent of Mount Sir Donald (10,662ft.) was accomplished by Messrs. Huber and Sulzer, of the Swiss Alpine Club, accompanied by a packer from Donald, named Cooper.

They started from a camp below the cliffs of the, mountain, facing Glacier House, and, ascending by a small glacier to the south-west of the peak, crossed over to the south-east ridge of the mountains, by which they reached the summit in seven hours from their camp.

The station and hotel are within fifteen minutes’ walk of the Great Glacier from which, at the left, Sir Donald rises.

This stately mountain, by the way, was named after Sir Donald Smith, one of the chief promoters of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Farther to the left, looking from the hotel, are two or three other sharp peaks, second only to Sir Donald.

Rogers’s Pass and the snow mountain beyond (one of the Hermit range, which is called Grizzly, on account of the fact that bears are frequently found upon its slopes) are in full view.

The Great Glacier is exactly 1 and a half miles away, and its forefoot, so to speak, is only a few hundred feet above the level of the hotel.

A good path has been made to it, therefore its exploration is not only practicable, but easy.

We fear we are unable to convey even a faint notion of the sublimity of this region.

Arriving at the summit of the Selkirk Pass, one sees on the right the mighty mountain of Cheops; and looking out of the pass towards the west, over the deep valley of the Illecillewaet, is Ross Peak, a massive and synmetrical mountain, carrying an immense glacier on its eastern slope.

The Great Glacier, be it said, is a vast plateau of gleaming ice, extending as far as the eye can reach, and reputed to be larger than all the combined glaciers of Switzerland.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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