Brad Washburn’s last photos

Denali North Face - (c) Bradford Washburn, courtesy Panopticon gallery, Boston, MA

As any of you who follow the goings on at the American Mountaineering Museum know, a selection of Bradford Washburn's favorite and iconic images is on display through October, 2009. These are some amazing images, hand picked by Bradford himself to be in a select collection, and on permanent loan from Cody Smith.

To add to the excitement, astronaut and American Alpine Club member John Grunsfeld just returned from a Hubble Telescope mission. On the mission, he took with him Bradford's 9×12 Zeiss Maximar B folding camera. Bradford used this camera on his 1937 expedition to the St. Elias Mountains, and on many other expeditions. But, it's last photos, taken by Grunsfeld, are from a bit higher up.

Join Grunsfeld at the American Mountaineering Center on September 30, 2009, for a special evening where he will return the camera to its place in the American Mountaineering Museum, and show the last photos taken by Brad's camera. Check with the American Alpine Club for more details.

Astronaut John Grunsfeld holds Bradford Washburn's camera on a recent mission to repair the Hubble Telescope

Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.

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