Gustave Doré, L’Ascension du Mont Cervin (1865). Mont Cervin, French appellation for the Matterhorn. Doré captures the first ascent of this peak by Edward Whymper and his team, which did not end well; Doré represents the tragedy on the descent here.
from Edward Whymper, Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69 (1871): “Croz now took the tent-pole, and planted it in the highest snow. “Yes,” we said, “there is the flag-staff, but where is the flag?” “Here it is,” he answered, pulling off his blouse and fixing it to the stick. It made a poor flag, and there was no wind to float it out, yet it was seen all around. They saw it at Zermatt—at the Riffel—in the Val Tournanche … We remained on the summit for one hour—‘One crowded hour of glorious life.’ It passed away too quickly, and we began to prepare for the descent.”