The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum presents:
The 2014 Hall of Mountaineering Excellence
Gala & Induction Ceremony
Honoring individuals for their accomplishments on and off the mountain.
With Guest Presentation by Gerry Roach
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
American Mountaineering Center
710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
We are pleased to announce the 2014 inductees:
Bradford and Barbara Washburn
Fanny Bullock Workman
This one-of-a-kind event will include a cocktail reception in the Museum, catered dinner, live appeal, induction ceremony and presentation by Mr. 14er Gerry Roach
Questions? Please call 303-996-2755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our online album to see pictures from last year's event: 2013 Gala Photo Album
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Recognition during the Gala presentation
NORTHERN HEIGHTS by Gerry Roach
Gerry Roach presents “Northern Heights,” showcasing his climbing adventures as the first person to have climbed North America’s 10 highest peaks. “It’s not the list, it’s the Love.” Through breathtaking photos, video, and stories, Gerry will take us on a journey of dedication and determination as we learn about some of the most difficult and dangerous peaks on the continent.
The list of peaks covered in order of height are:
- Mt Mckinley - Alaska - (N-S traverse)
- Mt Logan - Yukon
- Orizaba - Mexico
- Mt St Elias - Alaska/Yukon
- Popocatépetl - Mexico
- Mt Foraker - Alaska - (new route)
- Iztaccíhuatl - Mexico
- Mt Lucania - Yukon - (2nd ascent via a new route)
- King Peak - Yukon
- Mt Steele - Yukon - (3rd ascent via a new route)
About the 2014 Inductees:
Bradford (1910 - 2007) and Barbara Washburn (1914 - ) exemplify the essence of “mountaineering plus” as both individuals and as an inextricable pair. Pioneers of aerial photography, cartography, and numerous first ascents of Alaskan Peaks, the pair climbed Mount McKinley/Denali (20,237ft.) in 1947, making Barbara the first woman to summit North America’s highest peak. Through high altitude photo mapping, Bradford created exceptionally accurate and detailed maps of places like Denali, the Grand Canyon, and most notably, Mt. Everest. Brad, with Barbara by his side, served as Director of the Boston Museum of Science for 40 years, bringing life to the institution through passion and visionary leadership.
Allen Steck (1926 - ), nicknamed The Silver Fox of Yosemite, has claimed many first ascents in California’s Sierra Nevada, Alaska, the Alps, and beyond. In 1950, Steck and John Salathé climbed the route that now bears their name – the Steck-Salathé Route up the 1600-foot north face of Sentinel Rock in Yosemite Valley. In 1965, he completed a 35-day first ascent of the Hummingbird Ridge on Mount Logan, the second highest peak in North America. Steck and Steve Roper were visionaries and founding editors for the mountaineering journal Ascent. The pair also wrote “Fifty Classic Climbs of North America,” which was published in 1979 and won them the American Alpine Club’s Literary Award in 1995.
Fanny Bullock Workman (1858 - 1925) was a founding member of the American Alpine Club, a Himalayan explorer, climber, suffragist, and author. Considered on of the first professional female mountaineers, Fanny was one of the first women to climb Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Climbing Pinnacle Peak (22,735 ft) in 1906, she set the altitude record for women, which stood for nearly 30 years. Donned in the cumbersome skirts of the day, Fanny, alongside husband William Hunter Workman, traveled the world, claiming many first ascents on their adventures.
Previous HoME Inductees:
2013: Nick Clinch, Barry Corbet, Norman Dhyrenfurth, Jeff Lowe, Peter Metcalf
2012: Arlene Blum, Henry W. Kendall, Dee Molenaar, Louis Reichardt
2011: Fred Beckey, Tom Hornbein, Royal Robbins, Miriam Underhill, Willi Unsoeld
2010: Robert Bates, Yvon Chouinard, Robert Craig, Dr. Charles Houston
The Award Criteria
In keeping with the goals, mission, and vision of the American Mountaineering Museum, the inductees cover a broad-spectrum in their accomplishments on and off the mountain. Criteris is listed below.
- Accomplished mountaineer: Any inductee must have a substantial list of mountaineering accomplishments under his/her belt. This can be in any discipline - mountaineering, rock, ice, mixed, etc. Inductees should have a background that includes significant achievements like ground breaking first ascents, etc.
- Multi-dimensional: The museum focuses not only on the sport of mountaineering, but also on the tangential aspects of climbing, namely environment, culture, art, teamwork, etc. Thus, any inductee must not be simply a great mountaineer, but must also have made contributions of significance in other areas relating to the mountains.
These areas include, but are not limited to:
- Giving back to the climbing community directly through advocacy, financial support (grants, etc.), activism, etc.
- Giving back to the climbing community indirectly through the creation of an admirable and inspiring legacy which touches and inspires current and future generations of climbers.
- Positively impacting the cultures and peoples of the mountains through various works.
- Positively impacting the environment of the mountains through various works.
- Preserving mountain and mountain climbing history through various works.
- Contributing heavily and uniquely to mountain art, through poetry, painting, photography, video/film, etc.
- Contributing to the field of mountain science and medicine.