14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Mont Blanc (Aiguille du Midi). Every year over 20,000 people attempt to summit the Mont Blanc, a significant number without a single climb under their belt, thus making it the deadliest mountain in Europe. This image shows the incongruity of the many climbers and the resulting crowded wilderness.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Rhone-Alpes, France , France
Copyright: © Irfan K