Cantwell Statement on the Passing of Fred Beckey

SEATTLE, WA – Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement on the passing of Fred Beckey, a famed mountaineer and author from Washington state.

“Fred Beckey was a literal trailblazer, climbing and exploring where no one had gone before. Fred inspired generations of climbers, including myself, and helped reveal the beauty of some of America’s most wild and rugged places, especially in his beloved Cascades. He also taught us how to be good stewards. My thoughts are with Fred’s family, his climbing partners and everyone in the climbing community.”