Fred Speaks 2013!

0 Posted by - August 22, 2013 - Press, Slideshows, The Nameless Creature
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Renan Ozturk taking in the scale of the place: the Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier, Alaska.

My annual slideshow series, “Mountain/Story”, weaves tales of my own adventures with the stories of those who inspire me and some of the most visually-stunning mountain photography ever captured. The 2013/2014 series focuses on four unknown climbing Sherpas who were at the heart of the 2008 K2 tragedy, and the incredible legacy of explorer, cartographer, and aerial photographer Bradford Washburn’s work in the mountains of Alaska. In the course of these investigations, new routes get climbed on Kangtega and the Mooses Tooth, with much hilarity and high-jinx along the way. Stay-tuned, more dates and details to come.

9-20-13: New River Gorge Craggin’ Classic, Fayetteville, West Virginia

11-8-13: Mussoorie Writer’s Mountain Festival Program, Mussoorie, India

11-23-13: Canadian Alpine Club Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario

11-30-13: Southern California chapter of the AAC annual dinner, Los Angeles, California

12-1-13: Northern California chapter of the AAC annual dinner, Berkeley, California

12-5-13: Alpineglow Sports Winter Film Series, Squaw Valley, California

1-14-14: Harvard Traveller’s Club, Boston, Massachusetts

 

This photograph, no. 8633, was taken by Bradford Washburn of glacial patterns on the lower Ruth Glacier in 1978. The advent of powerful mountain helicopters allowed Washburn to hover at low altitude to shoot these abstract patterns. This image would have been impossible to capture with fixed-wing aircraft.

This photograph, no. 8633, was taken by Bradford Washburn of glacial patterns on the lower Ruth Glacier in 1978. The advent of powerful mountain helicopters allowed Washburn to hover at low altitude to shoot these abstract forms, creating imagery that would have been impossible to capture  from a fixed-wing aircraft. Thanks to the Bradford Washburn Estate for the kind use of this photograph.