National Geographic : 1911 Jul
CLIMBING UP THE TOP OF THE DENT DU REQUIN The author, starting up the "chimney," or crack, down which the rope comes. It was held taut by the leader, well braced at the top of the chimney, 40 feet above, so that when my foot slipped half way I was in no danger and at once re covered my footing (see page 674). Photo by author's second guide. FIFTY FEETMORE TO THE TOP OFTHE REQUIN Above the chimney. With good handholds, solid footing for the right foot,and the left knee ashigh asIcan reach, it is only hard work topull myself up therocks. Much worse had it been to cross thesoft, steep snowdrift below, with fear that it might avalanche, and no holds whatever ontherock at its side. Photo byauthor's second guide.