Travels Through The Alps Of Savoy And Other Parts Of The Pennine Chain; With Observations On The…

Paperback | May 19, 2012

byJames David Forbes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 Excerpt: ...that the glaciers, such as those of Entreves and Mont Frety, which have now retreated towards the Alpine summits, once filled the entire space below, and transported these debris. They are deposited close to the sudden turn of the river between the Val Ferret and the baths of La Saxe. I made another excursion towards the Mont Chetif to determine the relations of the granite in that quarter. I ascended the little valley above the village of Dolina, marked in the sketch behind the Mont Chetif, until I reached a col or passage which leads into the Allee Blanche, and which commands a magnificent view of the range of Mont Blanc. This is called the Col de Checruit. I had here an opportunity of examining the granite of the ridge on which I stood, and of seeing it disappear to the westward under the limestone, which it has greatly altered just at the Col. It is impossible to trace the connection of the granite of Mont Chetif with that of Mont Blanc, owing to the mass of debris and verdure with which the north slope is covered. I apprehend, however, that there is an undoubted connection between the granite of Mont Peteret and that of Mont Chetif, and that it crosses the valley in that place. The last exposed limestone is seen (as observed in the last chapter) on the south side of the valley just opposite to the Glacier of La Brenva. From the Col de Checruit, I saw very distinctly the dip of the limestone of Mont Frety, under the granite of the Col du Geant, which I afterwards confirmed on the spot. The descent into the Allee Blanche, through some of the finest pine forests in the Alps, is a most interesting walk. Every one has noticed how rarely fine trees are to be seen in almost any part of the Alps. The forests on the north side of Mont Chetif are an exception, a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 Excerpt: ...that the glaciers, such as those of Entreves and Mont Frety, which have now retreated towards the Alpine summits, once filled th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217649343

ISBN - 13:9780217649346

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