Barbara Washburn on Climbing Mount McKinley and related media

Barbara Washburn on Climbing Mount McKinley

In 1947, Barbara Washburn, an explorer and cartographer, became the first woman to scale the summit of Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America. Washburn comments on the vast emptiness of the Alaskan range.

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  • Barbara Washburn on Climbing Mount McKinley
    Barbara Washburn on Climbing Mount McKinley

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    In 1947, Barbara Washburn, an explorer and cartographer, became the first woman to scale the summit of Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America. Washburn comments on the vast emptiness of the Alaskan range.

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