National Geographic : 1934 Aug
Photograph byCapt. Albert H.MacCarthy THE GREPON THRUSTS UP LIKE A JAGGED SPEAR HURLED BY A TITAN It defied all attempts to climb it until 1881, when it was finally conquered by the British mountaineer, A. F . Mummery. The author's party have been theonly women thus far to make the ascent without masculine aid or accompaniment. On the left ridge is seen the "Cannon Hole," through which one passes shortly after negotiating the Mummery Crack (see pages 156, 157). On the right is the sheer west face that drops 3,000 feet to theGlacier desNantillons.