Fred Beavon

John Roper, a true gentleman, always answers e-mails, even my dumb ones.  I'd pay a small fortune for all his trip reports gathered in one place.  Yes, they are THAT interesting and fun to read.  A meticulous list maker.  I'd pay another small fortune for all his lists of peaks.  He has a great sense of humor and is forgiving of the dumb stuff I've done and said in the past.  No one else I know comes close to his peak bagging records.  And he knows the climbing history of all the peaks and how their names originated.  A good impromptu speaker, witness the tribute to Chris Weber at the latest 100 Highest Party.  Anyone know of one who has a more extensive collection of photos of the peaks?  I don't.  I wish all his knowledge could be put into a book.  An all round good guy.

Fred Beavon