Patagonia presents Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey
Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey
Directed by Dave O'Leske
Starring Fred Beckey, Yvon Chouinard, Conrad Anker, Reinhold Messner, and more
Genre: Documentary | Adventure
(Unrated; contains strong language)
Tues May 29 | 7pm
General Admission | $5
All proceeds to benefit The Adaptive Outdoor Education Center
Hailed as one of the most prolific and influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey has become a cult hero in the outdoor world. He eschewed fame, money and even family life so his only obligation would be the next summit. This rebel athlete conquered more unclimbed peaks than anyone in history during his 80-year climbing career, staying myopically focused on the mountains until his death in 2017 at age 94. Spoken in hushed tones around campfires, Fred Beckeys name has evoked simultaneous adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. He pioneered the lifestyle of the freewheeling American Dirtbag one who forgoes material comforts and defies societal norms to pursue a nomadic life of outdoor adventure leaving a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake. A scholar and author of essential climbing guides, an environmentalist ahead of his time, a polarizing figure and an inspiration to all who yearn to live life on their own terms, this iconic mountaineer has remained shrouded in mystery until now. "Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey explores in cinematic rapture the unmatched drive, superhuman achievements and enigmatic genius of this man who set the bar for what is possible in an uncompromised existence.
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