Wednesday, August 5, 2015

‘E hoi kaua, he anu.

‘E hoi kaua, he anu. Hiram Bingham joined Kauikeaouli (Kamehameha III) in 1830 to the ‘frigid apex of Mauna Kea.’ “(T)he king set out with a party of more than a hundred, for an excursion further into the heart of the island, and an ascent to the summit of Mauna Kea. … The excursion occupied nearly five days”. “As the sun disappeared the cold was pinching. We occasionally cringed under the lee of the summit for a. momentary relief from the chilling blast. While taking some trigonometrical observations my fingers were stiffened with the cold, and Phelps repeatedly cried out with emphasis, ‘E hoi kaua, he anu. Let us return; 'tis cold.’”

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