Reviews - What do customers think about Washburn: Extraordinary Adventures of a Young Mountaineer?
Great book for active youth Oct 22, 2007
This is a highly inspirational book and I'm very glad the stories that Brad Washburn first wrote as a teenager have been reprinted. How great it was that Brad's parents took him to the Alps and let him climb. I can only imagine that today too many would worry about lawsuits, insurance and scheduled activities.
Its about character development. One can see why Brad Washburn achieved so much in later life. I'd highly recommend giving it to adventurous teens!
Washburn's Youth Dec 8, 2006
I've had the pleasure of working with Brad Washburn at the Museum of Science in Boston and have listened to him talk of his experiences many times. This book is a glimpse of the adventurer as a young man. His enthusiasm is infectious and even after 96 years, it's still there.
Brad is one of the last of a breed that the world will not see again.
After you have read this book be sure to read this book to your kids, they'll want to hike Mt Washington next summer!
The true story of a young climber's daring early adventures Nov 8, 2004
Washburn: Extraordinary Adventures Of A Young Mountaineer is the true story of a young climber's daring early adventures. Black-and-white photographs sparsely illustrate this captivating, firsthand description of what it is like to brave snow, ice, high altitudes, and the risk of death all for the sake of exhilaration and achievement. An exciting read especially for armchair travelers, and the next best thing to daring to climb a peak oneself.