John Muir (1838–1914)

Above: Transverse and longitudinal crevasses; photo from Alaska Days with John Muir, 1915, by Samuel Hall Young

A great dog story, a well told tale–the naturalist and adventurer John Muir recounts how he and his companion, a dog named Stickeen, each, alone, confronted and conquered their fears of an icy Alaskan glacier in 1880.

If you enjoyed this story, you might like Muir’s autobiography
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth.