/ H.B. De Saussure - Col du Geant 1788
Looking in Voyages dans les Alpes. Tome 4 in the chapter on the traverse there are only four people mentioned:
Alexis Balmat (a porter)
P J Favret (best friend of Alexis Balmat)
Other people are implied as being there to but the latter are only mentioned explicitly because Alexis fell into a crevasse and Favret got lowered down to him to rescue him.
Thanks, very helpful.
Jean-Michel Cachat (also known as Cachat the giant)
The names are given the the memoires of Jean-Michel Cachat.
Elsewhere on the site
Tonight's Friday Night Video features the Norwegian town of Rjukan, once believed to be the home of the world's tallest... Read more
Rock shoes stink – let’s face it. Boot Bananas are the perfect way to fight the funk and keep them fresh. They help... Read more
Perhaps the perfect Xmas gift for the climber in your life... Wild Country's Crack School has two of the worlds best crack... Read more
F ounded in 1993, Mountain Hardwear are a pretty young mountaineering clothing and equipment manufacturer but are also one of... Read more