Fred Beckey

fred beckey mountaineer

“For me, the appeal of climbing has many sources: a longing to escape from the artificial civilized order, a need for self-rejuvenation, a desire to restore my sense of proportion. When you are climbing, you experience freedom from constraints.”

fred beckey author

“Loneliness and fear never bothered me, I was so engulfed in the scenery.”

Fred Beckey Rock Climbing

“At a youthful age I became fascinated by landscapes, and also learned to finesse the conflicting demands of wild nature for a certain freedom from convention.”