- It was pointing to a stratum halfway up to the summit of one of the aiguilles to the west of the Mer de Glace, a chamois climb. - "The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I", William James Stillman.
- On the same principle, when starting for the Mer de Glace they followed a party at some little distance, and by this means dispensed with the services of a guide. - "Curiosities of Impecuniosity", H. G. Somerville.
- The boulder clay of Germany is supposed to have accumulated underneath this vast " mer de glace," as he calls it. - "The History of the European Fauna", R. F. Scharff.