Born in Germany, Fred Beckey moved to the U.S. at an early age and was raised in Seattle. At 13, he completed four first ascents of peaks in the Cascades. Only 6 years later, Beckey and his younger brother achieved an amazing second ascent of Mount Waddington in British Columbia, making a huge impact within the North American climbing community.
Beckey continues to go on excursions with friends and climbers and when asked if he had accomplished everything he had wanted, Beckey replied, “Never. No. None. I’ve just scratched the surface.