Mountaineer's Photographs

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The north face of the Grandes Jorasses in the Alps with full moon.
The north face of the Grandes Jorasses in the Alps with full moon.

The late Brad Washburn was a mountain climber, surveyor, and mountain photographer whose pictures are now considered art. He was also a groundbreaking director of Boston's Museum of Science. We speak with author David Roberts about the life of the man he considers "The Last of His Kind."

The Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier.
The Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier.
Brad's most famous photograph - climbers on the Doldenhorn in the Alps after a storm.
Brad's most famous photograph - climbers on the Doldenhorn in the Alps after a storm.
Brad as a teenage climber in the Alps.
Brad as a teenage climber in the Alps.
Brad and Barbara on the summit of Mt. Bertha.
Brad and Barbara on the summit of Mt. Bertha.
Teenage Brad's photograph from Mont Blanc, which he once declared the best picture he ever took.
Teenage Brad's photograph from Mont Blanc, which he once declared the best picture he ever took.

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