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Fred Beckey

Postby dfrancom » Thu May 27, 2010 5:04 am

I met Fred Beckey on my recent trip to the Ruth Gorge. What a treat! it was one of the highlights of my trip. See the pic on the link below. He shared with me what it was like while climbing the Northwest Ridge of Denali way back in 1954. I would have been happy meeting him anywhere, but to meet him on the Ruth was a real treat. He is a man who truly loves the mountains as shown by his continued activity.

http://www.summitpost.org/image/624391/ ... eckey.html[/img]
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Postby Sam Page » Thu May 27, 2010 5:29 am

Wow. Was he climbing? If so, what?
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Postby dskoon » Thu May 27, 2010 5:56 am

Good shot, man. I met him once as well, though not in a cool location like that.
Worthy of a frame, I'd say.
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Postby dfrancom » Fri May 28, 2010 3:18 pm

he was climbing with some younger guys but resting in his tent when I saw him. This picture was taken May 21st this year.
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Postby Charles » Fri May 28, 2010 3:47 pm

Remarkable.
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Postby IIOHAB » Sat May 29, 2010 5:59 pm

I took the pic for Dan, and it was a total treat to mee this legend. Fred was just remarkable a total trip to talk with.
The quote from the conversation " Do we need to Rope up"
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Postby peladoboton » Sat May 29, 2010 9:32 pm

who's fred beckey?
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Fred Beckey

Postby Cy Kaicener » Sat May 29, 2010 10:22 pm

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Postby peladoboton » Sun May 30, 2010 2:47 am

sorry cy, i was actually on that trip too with those two guys and that was the question i was brainy enough to ask when francom burst into the hanger at Husdons and told of meeting Beckey.

great links, though.
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