Bradford Washburn was Founding Director of Boston's Museum of Science and served as Director for forty years. Known as a mountaineer, explorer, cartographer and aerial photographer, Washburn traveled the world for eight decades, documenting landscapes from the Grand Canyon to the Alps, from Mount McKinley to the Matterhorn. Ansel Adams called Washburn a "roving genius of mind and mountains." This Genius inspired him to pioneer photographic techniques that captured the most remote and inaccessible points on earth, under conditions worthy of a stunt man.
Bradford Washburn, After The Storm, Climbers on East Ridge of the Doldenhorn (11,952') in the Swiss Alps. Taken on July 24, 1960 out of a Super Cub 150 airplane on ski wheels, flying out of Belp, near Berne, Switzerland.
Bradford Washburn, The West Buttress, Mount McKinley, Alaska, July 1977. (#7267)
Bradford Washburn, Mt. Huntington's Incredible North Face. Alaska, April 2, 1978.
Bradford Washburn, North Face of Grandes Jorasses at moonrise, France, 1958. (#4096)
Bradford Washburn, Top of Matterhorn from southwest in a western cloudstorm, switzerland, 1958. (#4081)
Bradford Washburn, South Crillion Glacier, Alaska, 1934. (#2675)
Bradford Washburn, The French Ridge, Mt. Huntington's incredible western ridge seen in wintry twighlight, 1964. (#5010)
Bradford Washburn, Mt. Huntington, looking south west at twilight,1964.
Bradford Washburn, A Beautiful Afternoon, Mt. McKinley, Alaska, July 16, 1977.
Bradford Washburn, Barnard Glacier and Mt. Natazhat from the south, August 6,1938; on the Alaska - Yukon frontier.
Bradford Washburn, Mt. St. Elias looking SW over crest of SE ridge of Mt Logan alt 15,000 Aug 20, 1938.
Bradford Washburn, Tremendous Southerly Windstorm Sweeps Mt. McKinley's Twin Peaks - June 6, 1942.
Bradford Washburn, The East Ridge of the Doldenhorn (11,952') in the Bernese Oberland of the Swiss Alps. (about 12 miles SW of the Jungfrau) This photo was taken on July 24, 1960 at 10:40AM.
Bradford Washburn, Clouds rising after blizzard at the Great Gorge, Alaska, 1978. (#7919)
Bradford Washburn, A glacier turns a corner, bend of Shoup Glacier, Alaska, 1938 (#1126)
Bradford Washburn, Mt. McKinley from head of the Great Gorge, Alaska, 1955. (#3577)
Bradford Washburn, The Mer de Glace from the Aiguille du Dru, Chamonix, France, 1929. (#57-241)
Bradford Washburn, Mt. Foraker (left), Mt. Crosson (left from center), and Kahiltna Dome (center), from the east over Kahiltna peaks (center in clouds) and peak #15840 (forground) on south buttress of Mt. McKinely. Alaska, July 16, 1977 (#7304)
Bradford Washburn, Thunderclouds Overwhelm Mt. McKinley. Alaska, July 16, 1977 (#7306)
Bradford Washburn, Twilight, Tokositna, Alaska, 1978. (#7551)
Bradford Washburn, Zinal Rothorn from the North in high westerly windstorm, August 20, 1958. (#4079)
Bradford Washburn, West Ridge Of Mt Huntington, 1956. (#3670)
Bradford Washburn, South Peak of Moose's Tooth (10,070) seen from the south. Alaska: August 19, 1956. (#3627)
Bradford Washburn, Skiers on Tuckerman Ravine. Flight over Mt Washington, NH testing Eastman SS Pan non-curling film. (#2491)
Bradford Washburn, Crest of Inner Anticline looking W toward Yakataga River, alt 5,000, Aug 31,1938. (#2172)