National Geographic : 1935 Mar
THIS WAS THE GOAL-MOUNT CRILLON'S AWE-INSPIRING CREST, WEIRDLY CARVED BYSTORM AND AVALANCHE Stern and forbidding was the face of the mountain as the author, in an airplane, circled close around its northerncliffs, planning hisattack. The almost vertical wall of ice and rock drops to a snowy basin nearly a mile and a half below. The ascent was made up the ridge dropping outofsight totheleft(see illustrations, pages 362, 386, and 397). The whole summit is a snow dome buttressed by a rock base, one jagged edge of which is just visible inthelower leftcorner. The snow rarely, if ever, melts at these altitudes in Alaska. The picture takes in, vertically, about 500 feet of the peak (12,728 feet).