View Full Version : Brad Washburn Dies at 96

01-11-2007, 21:24
What a life.


Hikers who take a short detour to the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch will see one of the best displays of large-format photos you can imagine.

Taken by Mr. Washburn, of course.

They are in a seperate building, but best to stop at the AMC reception desk to get the audio tour thingy.

01-11-2007, 21:33
what a life, indeed!

some images ...

and here's a snap of him with his ultrallight canon digi- oops. never mind.
(scroll down a bit.)

01-11-2007, 22:23
His book Escape from Lucaniais a classic tale of survival in rugged mountains and outback of Alaska. A very good read of early exploration and mountaineering , survival of the fittest.

TJ aka Teej
01-11-2007, 23:35
A supurb map maker too. We shant see his like soon again.

Fare thee well, Bradford

Jack Tarlin
01-12-2007, 18:47
When I was quite young, I volunteered at Boston's Museum of Science, mostly helping to take care of their collection of native wild animals. (I still have scars on my hand from Spooky the Owl, who was in residence there til he died at the age of 38. In his later years, one was well advised to just toss his dinner into the cage, cuz if you lingered, he mistook your hand for a mouse. This was not big fun for the food handler).

I spent a lot of time in the Museum, and in the museum's library. Most of my time was spent on wildlife, but I also got interested in mountains and the outdoors; I saw a lot of Washburn's work, especially his early photographs of Alaska and Mt. McKinley, which were remarkable. I resolved to visit Alaska at some point, which I stil haven't done, but it's on the list.

I can't say I knew Washburn well, but I knew him, and he was always quite kind to me. A very special person has died and we will not see his like again.