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Two new videos by Bradford Washburn and Thomas Pollard

Alaskan Reminiscences:  60 Years of Adventure with Bradford and Barbara Washburn, A Film By Thomas Pollard and Bradford Washburn; 43 minutes

Together Bradford and Barbara Washburn have come to epitomize Alaskan adventure.  Brad, now over 90 years old, made thirteen first ascents of Alaskan peaks, pioneered the use of motion picture film in aerial photography, and is responsible for the definitive map of Mt. McKinley.  Barbara was the first woman to summit Mt. McKinley in 1947 and accompanied Brad on other Alaskan first ascents.

 

After a lifetime of adventure comes "Alaskan Reminiscences:  60 Years of Adventure With Bradford and Barbara Washburn", a must see video for anyone interested in Alaskan mountaineering history.  Documenting a filming trip to Alaska in July of 2000 the Washburns return to some of the places that they literally put on the map, and recount some of the first ascents that made them legends in Alaskan history.  The film culminates with a spectacular flight around the summit of North America’s highest and most respected peak, Mt. McKinley

Produced by Thom Pollard and Eyes Open Productions this film includes Brad’s never-before-seen film footage, dating back to 1941.  History comes to life as Brad and Barbara share their amazing adventures.  This one-of-a-kind film will make a great gift or addition to any book and video collection.

 

SPECIAL COST:  $30.00, includes shipping and handling

THE FILM INCLUDES: Flight and landing at Don Sheldon’s Mountain House; Brad’s demonstration on the use of his 53 lb. Fairchild K-22 aerial camera; A landing at Dr. Cook’s Fake Peak; 1941 first ascent of Mt. Hayes; 1947 Mt. McKinley ascent (the first ever ascent by a woman); Summit flight over Mt. McKinley

Mount McKinley:  The 1951 First Ascent of Its West Buttress, A Film By Thomas Pollard and Bradford Washburn  43 minutes

The first ascent of Mount McKinley’s West Buttress might be the most significant ascent in North American mountaineering history.  Not because of its difficulty: the West Buttress Route of McKinley is technically easy.  However, since Bradford Washburn’s pioneering first ascent in 1951 over 12,000 people have climbed Mount McKinley, most by its popular West Buttress Route On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of this climb comes "Mount McKinley:   The 1951 First Ascent of its West Buttress."   Anyone who has climbed, plans to climb or dreams of climbing the West Buttress Route – or anywhere on McKinley – should own this film.  This is also a film for history buffs and Washburn fans alike.

Using Brad’s original 16mm film footage shot during the 1951 expedition this film details the expedition which forever changed the history of Mt. McKinley.  Interviewed by Thom Pollard at Brad’s house in Lexington Massachusetts. Brad shares the intimate details of this the most historic of McKinley's ascents.

Mount McKinley:  The 1951 First Ascent of Its West Buttress

SPECIAL COST:  $30.00, includes shipping and handling               VHS ONLY !

Order both for $50 including Shipping to America, Canada or Mexico. International orders add $5.00 more for shipping.

THE FILM INCLUDES: 

• Introduction by Walter Cronkite 

• Interview with Thom Pollard

• Brad’s original 16mm film footage

• Brad’s spectacular black & white aerial photographs to describe

  the route

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