National Geographic : 1934 Aug
MATTERHORN DEVOTEES DO THIS IN THE DARK About 15 minutes above the Matterhorn Hut, the rock climbing begins. The author's party passed this spot at 3 a. m . the day of their successful attempt (see text, page 169). Here Jessie Whitehead clings like a fly to a ledge one morning when snow foiled the party. Photographs byMiriam U'rien Unaerbill FRESH SNOW AND LOOSE ROCKS MAKE TRICKY FOOTING As Jessie Whitehead andAlice Damesme pick their way uptheascent just above the Matterhorn Hut,they must becareful lestthey dislodge blocks upon the heads of thosefollowing. The white drifts, unusually deep, conceal bad surfaces and occasion extra caution.