“Dirtbag” climber : one who forgoes material comforts and defies societal norms in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle.
GARNA and Salida Mountain Sports presents DIRTBAG: The Legend of Fred Beckey as a fundraiser for the Greater Arkansas River Nature Conservation, our local conservation organization.
**Tickets may be purchased at Salida Mountain Sports in advance beginning Monday, July 9th.**
Saturday, July 28th
Doors Open @ 7:00pm
Film Begins @ 7:30pm
The A Church, 419 D Street, Salida CO.
$12 in Advance, $15 at the door
Tickets may be purchased at Salida Mountain Sports in advance beginning Monday, July 9th – 110 North F Street, Salida, CO.
Raffle, Free Beer, Refreshments, and Snacks will be provided!
Receive 1 FREE raffle ticket with the purchase of a movie ticket! Extra raffle tickets available for purchase.
Fred Beckey is the original American “Dirtbag” climber whose name has evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. Beckey’s stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake. The groundbreaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspiredgenerations with his monumental first ascents, eloquent books and the lifestyle he fearlessly pioneered, is told for the first time in this exclusive documentary film.
Hailed as one of the most prolific, influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey’s adventures began in Washington’s North Cascade range with his brother Helmy in the 1930s. In 1942, the Beckey brothers cemented their place in alpine lore when the teenagers survived an incredible second ascent of Mount Waddington –– considered the most difficult climb in North America at the time. This success marked the beginning of Fred’s epic tear of first ascents around the world, during which he became the consummate “Dirtbag” climber.