National Geographic : 1965 Jul
Atop a Cairn, the Author (left) Charts the Raw North in 1935 Young Bradford Washburn takes theodolite sightings on Lowell Gla cier during the National Geographic Society's 1935 Yukon Expedition. Then the marker flag at his feet was erected on the cairn. Returning last spring as leader of the Mount Ken nedy Yukon Expedition, Dr. Wash burn found the staff still there. The seven-man party of 30 years ago discovered scores of peaks above 10,000 feet, including the future Mount Kennedy, and named two of the new peaks for King George V and Queen Mary of Great Britain. Expedition leader Washburn, then 24, plays with Cracker and Monkey, two of six dogs that mushed across more than a thousand miles of the frozen Yukon with the 1935 party. BRADFORDWASHBURN © N.G.S. Rocky north face of Mount Kennedy dwarfs the High Camp on Lowell Glacier. Washburn named the glacier for Dr. A. Lawrence Lowell, former President of Harvard; nearby rise two peaks named for alumni, Mounts Kennedy and Hubbard, the latter for Gardiner Greene Hubbard, our Society's first President. Members of the 1935 expedi tion climbed to 12,200 feet on Mount Kennedy to establish their highest survey station. Fokker ski-plane unloads supplies for the 1935 explorers.