The Mountaineers Books

Cascade Alpine Guides

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Volume 1: Columbia River to Stevens Pass

This is the volume one of three that Fred Beckey wrote for climbing in the Cascades. HisCascade 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.

Volume 2: Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass

Volume II in the classic Cascade Alpine Guide series features expert information on more than 300 climbing and high routes in the Cascades. This volume covers the middle of the Cascade Range, from the foothills east of Puget Sound to Lake Chelan. You'll find geographical, historical, and geological overviews of the majestic mid-Cascade region, plus important tips on safety and backcountry usage. Legendary author/climber Fred Beckey includes technical and grade information for each route to make clear exactly what type of climb you are embarking upon.

Volume 3: Rainy Pass to Fraser River

Hikers, scramblers, serious climbers and Northwest rescue organizations, alike, have relied on Fred Beckey's  Cascade Alpine Guides  for decades to lead them through this wild mountain range. In addition to their comprehensiveness, the books provide a rare combination of aerial photos with route overlays, three-dimensional illustrated maps, and climbing topos.

The section of the North Cascades covered in this volume is roughly a pie-shaped area in the northern section of the range, stretching from the Lake Chelan area up into Canada and west to Bellingham. Except for glaciers and some year-round snow fields, it's mostly dry, lonesome, open country, with beautiful granite spires jutting to the sky.

  • 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
  • Handdraw maps and photos with route overlays, as well as approach information