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Exploring the Unknown (trade paperback edition)
by Bradford Washburn
Edited by Lew Freedman
Photos by Bradford Washburn


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Product #: 7925
Price: $19.95
128 pages
Trade Paperback
11" x 9"
History/Alaska/Photography
100 B&W photos
3 maps
Pub Date: 2001
ISBN: 978-0-945397-925

Historic Diaries of Bradford Washburn's Alaska/Yukon Expeditions

Alaska and the Yukon. Cold. Mysterious. Distant. Imagine how empty and forbidding the region seemed in the 1930s when Bradford Washburn began a series of exploratory expeditions. With its glorious black and white, large format photographs, EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN contains previously unpublished diaries kept during Washburn's 1934 first ascent of Alaska's Mt. Crillon; the 1935 National Geographic Society-sponsored exploration of wilderness region's of Canada's Yukon; and the 1951 first climb of Mt. McKinley's West Buttress.

"...This book will provide you with a bracing armchair escapade."
    --Fearless Reader

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & EDITOR: The late Dr. Bradford Washburn was an explorer, mountaineer, writer, photographer, and mapmaker who for 41 years led scientific expeditions for and directed Boston's Museum of Science. Journalist Lew Freedman has written many books about Alaska.


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