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    What does "it" refer to?

    Which "it" refers to a different noun? And maybe add a bit of an explanation? (Out of the 5 "it"s in italics)


    P.s please take a closer look at the last one
    Thanks :)


    The next morning, we mountaineers slightly arose in the darkness. Flashlights showed our way as we followed the path toward our peak. After an hour, we left the trail to hike cross-country, just as light began to fill the sky over the toothed ridges to the east. We switched off our flashlights and kept going. As we came over a rise, we can see a hot sunlight over my head. It touched the highest peaks and, suddenly, there it was: Fin Dome, mighty tower rising into the sky. To us, it was as glorious to us as the matterhorn. It made my heart pound just to see it. This was something quite new, no mere hike or treasure hunt. Well, yes, it was a treasure hunt, for a real treasure: a tiny summit, high in the sky. Soon, this treasure would be ours.

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    #2

    Re: What does "it" refer to?

    Welcome to the forum, Ynewhaven.

    What is the source of this text? It looks like a school/college assignment, which we don't help with.

    I'm still wondering how mountaineers can slightly arise in the darkness.

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    #3

    Re: What does "it" refer to?

    I found this online:

    The next morning, we mountaineers silently arose in the darkness. It was my first “alpine start.” Skipping breakfast, we shouldered our packs and ropes and were quickly off. Flashlights showed the way as we followed the path toward our peak. After an hour, we left the trail to hike cross-country, just as light began to fill the sky over the toothed ridges to the east. We switched off our flashlights and kept going. As we came over a rise, sunlight touched the highest peaks and, suddenly, there it was: Fin Dome, a mighty tower rising into the sky. To us, it was as glorious as the Matterhorn. It made my heart pound just to see it. This was something quite new, no mere hike or treasure hunt. Well, yes, it was a treasure hunt, for real treasure: a tiny summit, high in the sky. Soon this treasure would be ours.

    Looks a bit different.

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