50 PEAKS PROJECT | One Year. One Park. 50 Peaks.
What is the 50 Peaks Project?
Established in 1968, North Cascades National Park, one of Washington State’s three great national parks, turns 50 years old this year. Despite being one of our country’s lesser-visited national parks, it is home to some of the wildest and most rugged mountains in the entire country outside Alaska.
In celebration of the park’s 50th birthday, Seattle-based photographer Scott Kranz (@scott_kranz) plans to climb and summit 50 peaks inside the national park boundary within the 2018 climbing season, including the park’s 10 highest peaks and other select climbs, to shine a light on the beauty and value of this unique park and public lands as a whole.
Through this project, Scott is raising money for North Cascades National Park through Washington's National Park Fund. WNPF is the only philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to supporting Washington State’s three great national parks through charitable contributions. Your donations will directly help and support the national park through funding for key projects in, for example, Volunteerism & Stewardship, Visitors’ Experiences, and Science & Research.
About Scott Kranz
Scott Kranz is a full-time outdoor photographer based in Seattle, Washington, specializing in mountain sports, landscape, and travel photography and storytelling. Since moving to Washington State and discovering the North Cascades for himself in 2013, Scott has come to love the North Cascades like no other range. Partnering with the world’s leading outdoor brands, Scott’s professional work has involved travel to all seven continents. Find out more at www.scott-kranz.com/50peaks.