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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Aug 3 {Thurs.} Fri. [3 August 1900] Off at 5 French time. The Dru the
GrÈpon and the GÈant all clear. Very exciting walking up the Mer de
Glace and seeing all the famous things, Requin, Verte, Jardin, Glacier
Talefor and so on. Up the glacier, then a long broken sÈrac on the
top of which we put on the rope. A snowy good glacier, then a long
pacte de neige, from which the Aiguille du GÈant showed finely, then
the Col at 12.15 and down to the Refugio Torina. A nice Frenchman
and a girl, I think Italian, whom I passed on the road are sleeping here
also. Italian side very steep and fine. Mont Blanc standing up to the
right and Courmayeur below. Lunched, slept on the rocks, mended
my skirt and looked at the DauphinÈ peaks with the others' guide,
DÈmarquille's uncle - Alphonse is all the name I know. Cold wind but
very fine.

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