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Norseman
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RIP Fred Beckey
« on: 11/01/17, 10:24 AM »

New York Times article
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« Reply #1 on: 11/01/17, 03:51 PM »

Fred Beckey, widely hailed as North America’s most prolific climber and mountaineer, died Monday in the Seattle home of his friend and partner, Megan Bond. He was 94.

"Our deep friendship spanned six countries, ten western states, hundreds of bivouacs, and travel over many tens of thousands of shared vertical feet and lateral miles. We spent over a decade together climbing, exploring mountains, wilderness terrains, remote regions, and engaged in shared intellectual and literary pursuits.", Megan Bond


"He had a passion for seeking the unknown that is probably unparalleled," said past president of the American Alpine Club, Jim McCarthy.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2256561/climbing-legend-fred-beckey-dies
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Re: RIP Fred Beckey
« Reply #2 on: 11/02/17, 04:07 PM »

Def an original. He makes up a chunk of my bookshelf. I just caught up on the obits published but my favorite so far was the r&i piece about him napping while his partners climbed early winters and in the comments some lady tried to wake him to see if he was ok. RIP. An inspiration and a reason to get some perspective when I complain about aches and pains at my age.
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Re: RIP Fred Beckey
« Reply #3 on: 11/04/17, 01:31 PM »

I'm looking forward to getting a chance to see the Dirtbag movie. A legendary character who will be missed
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« Reply #4 on: 11/06/17, 11:42 PM »

I encourage everyone to watch the Dirtbag movie. We went to the Seattle premiere and enjoyed it. We got tickets for opening day thinking that Fred would almost certainly be there. But it turns out that he came to the screening the following day. Even though we missed him by a day, I'm still super stoked that Fred was able to make it out to see the film covering his enigmatic life on the big screen at the Egyptian Theater. I know he probably did not care about such things, but I'm guessing that at some point even Fred was able to appreciate the unique circumstances surrounding his climbing career and life.

June 4th, 1992
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Re: RIP Fred Beckey
« Reply #5 on: 11/12/17, 07:56 AM »

Remembering Fred Beckey:
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/nov/12/spokanes-chris-kopczynski-offers-perspective-on-cl/
Yvon Chouinard evidently supported him financially.
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