of Mr. de Saussure to the summit of Mont Blanc, aquarellée
engraving of Christian of Mechel (1737- 1817). This pastel engraving
shows the expedition group of Monseur de Saussure, as well as
the tools which they took with them. The geological excavation
tools appear to be quite primitive--sticks (also used to aid the
climb), rakes, shovels, along with packs of essential gear.