the tower staircase for the sake of ascending it, for the sake of seeing why the priest was ascending it.
They had now ascended
to a great height above the level of the plains, yet they beheld huge crags of granite piled one upon another, and beetling like battlements far above them.
For a little distance we ascended
by snow upon the ARE^TE--that is, the ridge--then turned over to the right, or northern side.