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After Croz left for a prior engagement with Charles Hudson Whymper was unable to secure the services of Val Tournanche guide Jean Antoine Carrel and instead planned to try the eastern face with Lord Francis Douglas and the two Zermatt guides Peter Taugwalder father and son. Among the books he illustrated was his fellow-mountaineer Florence Crauford Grove's The Frosty Caucasus (1875) Whymper also illustrated and engraved John Tyndall's "Hours of Exercise in The Alps" (1871). He afterwards publiEdward Whymperd two guide books to Zermatt and Chamonix.

On the descent four members of the party were killed.