Some of the credits for the composition go to Mont Blanc, who was kind enough to create these massive seracs such that the trail couldn't avoid going right under them. My own role was to recognize the photo opportunity quickly, because we were definitely not going to stop here! Sadly, people sometimes die on Mont Blanc because these things do come down.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe