The first part of the way down to the saddle we attempted a glissade.
It is called the hashiri (glissade); and we are to descend at a run!
In Switzerland he had studied the glissade, but when one carries a heavy load to balance on a precipitous slope is difficult.
We crept up it, and from the summit descended by a glissade to the frontal portion of the cavern.
The glissade lasted but a moment, nevertheless it recalled to his mind a picture which was indelibly stamped in his memory.
To shorten the return journey I was tempted to glissade down what appeared to be a snow-filled ravine, which was very steep.
The remaining steep slopes were also descended by glissade, and we afterwards marched cheerily over the gentler inclines.
By means of ropes attached to these I proposed to scour the mountain along the line of the glissade.
It was in deep winter weather and Timur had to be let down the snows by glissade in a basket guided by ropes.
There is our resting-place, herr,” he said, “with a perfect bit of snow for a glissade.