On the other side of the vale rise the steeps of the Aiguilles Rouges and the Brévent.
Other similar rocks are named the "Jung-frau," because unclimbable, the "Aiguilles" &c.
It had come down from the red gorges of the Aiguilles Rouges, at a spot where the vale, or pass, was comparatively wide.
To my mind it is one of the finest of the Aiguilles, noble in mass, with its summits singularly cleft and splintered.
Soon afterwards the summits of the Aiguilles Rouges were illuminated, and day declared itself openly among the mountains.
It is situated amid rocks which the sea has excavated into arches, aiguilles, and other fantastic recesses and caverns.
When we had come down for about an hour, we saw an occasional flash of lightning playing about the Aiguilles Rouges dArolla.
The Aiguilles dArves stood out exceedingly well, and, although 2000 feet lower than our position, looked amazingly high.
On the south side countless "aiguilles" pierce the sky, from le Tour on the east to the Aiguille du Goûté on the west.
Poetry is often comparable to a mountain range with its points and aiguilles, its peaks and crags, its domes and its summits.