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Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

Dedicated to all aspects of the mountaineering sports, this joint effort of the American Alpine Club, Colorado Mountain Club, and National Geographic Society is the only museum of its kind in North America.

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Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum
  • Mt. Everest Model-Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

    This is a scale model of Mt. Everest above 18,000 feet. It is based on maps made by Bradford Washburn and the National Geographic Society.
  • Steep Ascent-Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

    Climbers have pioneered new equipment and techniques that make previously unclimable routes climable.
  • Winter Climbing-Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

    Modern climbing equipment has made climbing possible in nearly any season.
  • 10th Mountain Division-Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

    The 10th Mountain Division, formed in 1943, trained near Leadville, CO.
  • Portaledge-Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

    A portaledge creates a hanging campsite that allows a climber to sleep on a vertical rock wall.
  • Crevasse-Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

    A realistic crevasse model. A crevasse is one of the constant dangers of high-altitude mountaineering.
  • Rescue Litter-Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

    Rescue litters are baskets used for transport of injured climbers. Modern rescue litters weigh less than 20 pounds and can be broken down for backpacking.

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