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On High : The Adventures of Legendary Mountaineer, Photographer and Scientist Brad Washburn

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LIFE STORY OF ONE OF THE MOST COMPELLING figures of the 20th century, who mapped, photographed and climbed some of the world's greatest mountains. While the mountaineering community looks to Washburn as a pioneer and mentor, he is much more than a climber. This illustrated autobiography will deal with Washburn's adventures and contributions in many fields. A boy wonder, he published his mountaineering adventures in the Alps while still in his teens. He went on to author or co-author more than a dozen books on mountaineering. 1935: At age 25 he leads the National Geographic Yukon Expedition - the first winter crossing of the formidable St.
Elias Range and writes an article on the expedition for National Geographic 1936: Meets with Amelia Earhart to discuss being her navigator on ill-fated round-the-world flight 1939: Becomes Director of Boston Museum of Science, and over a career that spans almost half a century makes it one of the leading science museums in the world 1948: Leads Chinese-American Expedition to the Himalayas; spends three months in eastern China 1953: Aerially photographs and maps Mount McKinley, then in 1951 pioneers first ascent via the West Buttress, now the most favored route up the mountain early 1990s: Maps Everest and helps establish new, correct height of the mountain INCLUDES, NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED ORIGINAL MATERIALS: This book represents a complete, never-before-published record of Washburn's accomplishments, combining his life's adventures with his photography and cartography. This is the first and only complete autobiography, or biography, of Washburn's life.
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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 226.1 x 262.1 x 22.1mm | 1,002.45g
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 079226911X
  • 9780792269113

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