Bradford Washburn

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Birthday
7, 1910
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jan 10, 2007 (96)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1910
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jan 10, 2007 (96)

About

Legendary mountaineer who surveyed, measured, and photographed some of the world's highest peaks.

Before Fame

He completed his first successful climb at age 11 on New Hampshire's 6,200-foot Mount Washingon. By age 16, he conquered the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.

Trivia

He photographed some mountain peaks from the doorway of his small airplane, and climbed up other peaks with his 53-pound camera.

Family Life

His wife, Barbara Washburn, was the first woman to climb the Denali peak. They had three children and nine grandchildren together.

Associated With

Years after mountaineers like Sir Edmund Hillary climbed Everest, he led a surveying expedition to determine exactly how high up the peak was.