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Fred Beckey, the legend.
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"Fred Beckey has achieved enduring recognition as the most imaginative, persistent, and thorough explorer and mountain investigator of the Cascade Range Wilderness. He was noted as "one of America's most colorful and eccentric mountaineers," and is unofficially recognized as the all-time world-record holder for the number of first ascents credited to one man. In addition to being the author of the Cascade Alpine Guide series, Beckey is also the author of Mountains of North America, The Range of Glaciers: Exploration and Survey of the North Cascades, and a personal narrative, Challenge of the North Cascades." --The Mountaineers Press
Michael Ryan - UKC and UKH - 18/Jun/08
What a *great* photo. :-)
DougG - 18/Jun/08
More FAs than Gary Gibson?
Chris F - 18/Jun/08
This photo captures so much personality. It really brought a smile to my face.
Mehmet Karatay - 08/Jul/08
Met him in Yosemite in 1975 - looked about the same!
petemeads - 23/Jul/08
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Yes, a great photo. It reminds me of my hitching home from Yosemite in 1973 holding out a white karrimat, in the middle of which I'd painted a union jack. the legend read, ENGLAND via NEW YORK. I had no trouble getting lifts,in spite of the highway patrols.
bootsie - 14/Dec/11