Allen Steck, born in 1926, is an American mountaineer and alpine climber. He has climbed around the world, sending a number of first ascents, including the Steck-Salathe Route up Sentinal Rock in Yosemite Valley, and Hummingbird Ridge in Alaska. Jointly with Norman Clyde, he was the first recipient of the Sierra Club's Francis P. Farquhar Mountaineering Award in 1970. Also in 1970, he won the American Alpine Club's Literary Award for co-authoring Fifty Classic Climbs of North America with Steve Roper.
Tales of the Trail from a Living Legend, The Slim Fox Sixteen-year-old Allen Steck made his initial climb, a first ascent of Mount Maclure in the Sierras, with no hardware, no ropes, no experience. But the event turned his into a mountaineer's life.
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