Gone are the days of blank spots on the map. When Bradford Washburn set out into the Alaskan wilderness, the areas that he explored were just that: vast uncharted regions of glaciers and snow-capped peaks. Not just a climber, Washburn is still regarded as one of the world's greatest mountain photographers; his photos are still used by climbers for route-finding. This is a must-read for any moutaineering enthusiast!— From Emily A.
“Stunning and stirring.”
In The Last of His Kind, renowned adventure writer David Roberts gives readers a spellbinding history of mountain climbing in the twentieth century as told through the biography of Brad Washburn, legendary mountaineering pioneer and photographer. Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air, has praised David Roberts, saying, “Nobody alive writes better about mountaineering”—and nowhere is that truth more evident than in this breathtaking account of the life and exploits of America’s greatest mountain climber.
David Roberts is an avid climber and the author of more than twenty books, including The Mountain of My Fear, which was named on National Geographic Adventure's list of the 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time. His articles have appeared in National Geographic Adventure, Men's Journal, and Smithsonian, among other publications. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.