Photographer's Note

Piz Bernina (4049m), the most famous & highest peak of the Swiss Engadine. The snow/glacier covered ridge is the Biancograt. Down below is Tschierva Glacier & Moraine.
The first attempt to climb the northern ridge, the Biancograt, was made on 12 August 1876 by H. Cordier and T. Middlemore with guides J. Jaun and C. Maurer. They successfully reached the top of the ridge, Piz Alv, but when they saw the chasm lying between them and the summit of Piz Bernina, they considered it to be beyond their powers and returned down the Biancograt. Cordier later declared the gap to be "absolutely impossible". Exactly two years later, Paul Güssfeldt, accompanied by the guides H. Grass and J. Gross, reached the summit via the Biancograt and accomplished the first complete ascent on this route.

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