The Last of His Kind: The Life and Adventures of Bradford Washburn, America's Boldest Mountaineer (Paperback)

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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.

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"Stunning and stirring."--Boston Globe 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061560958
ISBN-10: 0061560952
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: June 15th, 2010
Pages: 337
Language: English