CHALLENGE OF THE NORTH CASCADES

BY FRED BECKEY

1969 FIRST EDITION

SIGNED BY FRED BECKEY


This is the first printing of the first edition of CHALLENGE OF THE NORTH CASCADES by Fred Beckey. It is hand-signed by Beckey in black pen on the title page. This book was published in 1969 by The Mountaineers in Seattle. The book measures 228mm tall x 157mm, and has 280 pages, 47 b/w photos, 13 maps, chronology of climbs. Account of a few of Beckey’s many first ascents over his first 30 year's of climbing in the Cascades. This is one of the classic books of mountaineering in North America.

CONDITION: Original off-white cloth, gilt lettering spine. The book is in nice condition with no previous owner marks or writing on any pages (other than Beckey's signature), no foxing, tight binding, very minor tiny foxing-like spots upper edges of covers. The original dust jacket has a thin chip (20mm deep x 3mm) upper front near the edge of the photo image, 15mm clean tear upper front near spine crease, minor diffuse grubbiness. Price: $150.


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