Fred Beckey's 100 Favorite North American Climbs is the magnum opus of the greatest American climber of the past century. Fred’s intimate, detailed knowledge of the mountains and climbs he chronicles here create an unparalleled guidebook and must-have for every climber’s bookshelf – as well as a great read for any armchair adventurer. Filled with hand-drawn climbing topos, photos, narrative description, side notes and 40 extra climbs of note in each of the eight geographical regions. This is the guide for every climber’s bookshelf.
A lifetime of climbing wisdom from a preeminent north American climber, Fred Beckey is known for having more first ascents than any other climber in history.
Fred Beckey is an audacious living legend who is responsible for more first ascents (over a 70-year span) than any other climber in North America. He is also the leading chronicler of the mountains of the Pacific Northwest; his guidebooks for the Cascades remain the standard. Expert in the geology, natural and social history of the mountain places he loves, Beckey is one of the great travel writers of any age. Now in his eighties – and still climbing – he is revered throughout the North American climbing community as the “original dirtbag.”
Originally published 2011; eBook published 2012