Michel Auguste Croz was a French mountain guide and the first ascentionist of many mountains in the western Alps during the golden age of alpinism. He is chiefly remembered for his death on the first ascent of the …
Whymper's engraving of Michel Croz, 1865
The fatal accident on the Matterhorn occurred on the sunny snow slopes at the top right of the mountain.
The accident on the Matterhorn, triggered by Hadow, in an engraving by Gustave Doré. Hadow is second from the bottom, with Croz below him. The snapped rope above Hudson and Douglas is clearly seen.
The Grandes Jorasses. Pointe Walker, Pointe Whymper and Pointe Croz (left to right). The Croz Spur is the buttress (centre right) on the north face that leads to Pointe Croz.