I met Fred Beckey on my recent trip to the Ruth Gorge. What a treat! it was one of the highlights of my trip. See the pic on the link below. He shared with me what it was like while climbing the Northwest Ridge of Denali way back in 1954. I would have been happy meeting him anywhere, but to meet him on the Ruth was a real treat. He is a man who truly loves the mountains as shown by his continued activity.