For hours it seemed that every ascent, every descent, must mark the end.
They were near the crown of the ascent, and he could carry her as far as that!
The descent was as laborious as the ascent had been, and much more dangerous.
The ascent was perilous at any hour to any foot save that of a mountaineer.
There appeared to be no ascent the one way or the other, and no slope on either side.
Thus they have prevented the ascent of Mount Tongariro, which is tapu, or sacred.
Every flight of the steps, in the ascent, brings one to a new vision of beauty.
Thus accoutered he recommenced the ascent with considerable confidence.
Then, shouldering their rifles, the two men began the ascent.
The last hundred feet of the ascent had been the most difficult.