Excerpt from Adventures on the Roof of the World Dear Heart, said Tommy, when Mr Barlow had finished his narrative, what a number of accidents people are subject to in this world! It is very true, answered Mr Barlow, but as that is the case, it is necessary to improve ourselves in every possible manner, so that we may be able to struggle against them. Thus quoted, from Sandford and Merton, a president of the Alpine Club. The following True Tales from the Hills, if they serve to emphasise t only the perils of mountaineering but the means by which they can be lessened, will have accomplished the aim of their editor. This book is t intended for the climber. To him most of the tales will be familiar in the volumes on the shelves of his library or on the lips of his companions during restful hours in the Alps. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.