Shredding for Cache

An expedition with Griffin Post

In 1937, Bradford Washburn and Bob Bates, made the first ascent of Mount Lucania in Canada’s Yukon Territory before trekking 100 miles east to civilization. In order to cut weight to make the journey possible, they left a large gear cache on the Walsh Glacier, including Washburn’s cherished 53lb f-8 aerial camera. They never came back for it, and it’s never been found. Notably, there are no photos from the time period in the Bradford Washburn archives. This expedition would seek to give context to climate change on an icecap that sees few visitors, let alone achieve several first ascents and descents in the Mount Lucacia area and, with much luck, locate his lost cache.