In 1912 Swiss schoolmaster Aime Taverney vowed to be the first European to cross the remote Himalayas.
Owner's Grand Quest
Taverney's dog Zurü, a large Swiss mountain dog, loyally accompanied him on the perilous quest.
For 9 arduous months, Zurü traversed ravines, endured snowstorms, and crossed thin ice beside his owner.
Despite deep snow, frozen ice, thin air and starvation, Zurü persevered beside Taverney.
Never Gave Up
Taverney and Zurü became the first to successfully traverse the full Himalayan range together.
Zurü sustained frostbite and injuries during the brutal crossing. His paws suffered greatly.
Zurü plowed through deep, freezing snow to forge a path for the pair.
Hewing Through Snow