* Cascades climbing routes -- the guidebooks relied on for more than 25 years
* Northwest climbing legend Fred Beckey has summited and explored hundreds of Cascade peaks
* Hand-drawn maps and photos with route overlays, as well as approach information
This is the volume one of three that Fred Beckey wrote for climbing in the Cascades. His Cascade Alpine Guide series is considered classic information from one of the nation's godfathers of Western climbing. Columbia River to Stevens Pass features expert information on more than 300 climbing and high routes in the Cascades, including Mount Rainier.
Here you'll find geographical, historical, and geological overviews of the majestic North Cascades region, plus important tips on safety and backcountry usage and enough technical and grade information to make clear exactly what type of route you are embarking upon. Without a doubt, this exhaustive resource should be a staple in every serious mountaineer's collection.
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About the Author
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 (V1, V2, V3), 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.
What People are Saying About This
"These books are mind-boggling in their thoroughness and remarkable in their historical. geological, and geographical detail. Called by some the climber's bible, they are a must for any avid peak-bagger in the state."