Who is Fred Beckey?

If you’re a climber or have any interest in climbing history, you owe it to yourself to learn about Fred Beckey and his significance to North American climbing.

Who has the most first ascents of anyone in the world?  Fred Beckey.

Who continues to climb at age 89?  Fred Beckey.

Who helped mentor Yvon Chouinard in climbing?  You guessed it, Fred Beckey.

 

For more on Beckey, check out:

Podcast- Yvon Chouinard discusses his apprenticeship with Beckey

Patagonia blog post

Newspaper article on Beckey

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