When Fred Beckey and Ed Cooper climbed the Northwest Face on Forbidden Peak in 1959, they had to have known it was a classic route.  It had all the features mountaineers look for in a North Cascades alpine climb: an arduous and long approach, tricky navigation over crevasse-laden glaciers, and steep exposed climbing to a sharp pointed summit.  

Since that time, the Northwest Face of Forbidden Peak has become an ultra-classic mountaineering route, and is still regarded as a challenging climb for modern adventurers.

Written and produced by Evan Phillips
Music curated using Artlist. Artists include:

Then There Was You – Beneath The Mountain
My Home – Louis Island
Growth – Kyle Preston
Open Water – Alex Munk
A Ghost In Someones Body – Ben Reener
Light Storm – Taxi Letter Writers
Horizon – Dear Gravity

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