Hailed as one of the most prolific and influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is a cult hero in the outdoor world. Eschewing fame, sponsors and family life so his only obligation would be the next summit, this rebel athlete conquered more unclimbed peaks than anyone during his 80-year career, staying myopically focused on the mountains until age 94. Spoken in hushed tones around campfires, Beckey’s name evokes simultaneous adulation and vitriol. He pioneered the freewheeling American “Dirtbag” lifestyle, leaving a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake. A scholar and author of essential climbing guides, a polarizing figure and an inspiration to generations,this iconic mountaineer has remained shrouded in mystery until now.
“Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey” explores the unmatched drive, superhuman achievements and enigmatic genius of this man who set the bar for what is possible in an uncompromised existence.
While not condoned by the USNWC, guests should be advised that this film may feature strong language and adult themes which may not be appropriate for younger children.
- When: Friday, October 19
- Time: 6:44 pm (projected sunset)
- Run Time: 1 hour, 36 minutes
- Cost: Free and open to the public
- Weather: This event is scheduled to proceed rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel films and any related programming.