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Jan 12, 2013
Alpine toothpick.
Rock & Ice has an article on their website concerning your climb with him using your pics, and more. Thought they should haave at least named you instead of,"two other climbers". Anyway, good on you! Best wishes, and happy new year! England
From ?
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Jan 15, 2013
anyone read the coffee table book by Smithsonian called "Mountaineers: great tales of bravery and conquest"? Great book but Fred only gets a mention on Yvon Chouinard's bio page. Serious over site! johnz
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Jan 15, 2013
Velocity
Richard, thanks for sharing. Your post has been linked on a recent post on Patagonia's blog, The Cleanest Line.

thecleanestline.com/2013/01/ha...

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Colin Clinard
From Chicago, IL
Joined Dec 18, 2010
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Jan 17, 2013
Erik Harz wrote:
Upon returning to the base to pick up our stuff, Fred discovered that while he was climbing, a little girl camped at the nearest site with her family (her dad must have told her about Fred) wrote Fred an inspirational card! Fred was stoked, and walked with his head up as high as he could back to camp, with the card in one hand and his classy mountaineer coiled rope in the other.



As ever, the ladies love Fred Beckey! Watch him around your girlfriend...
Eric Chabot
From Thetford Ctr, VT
Joined Jul 16, 2011
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Jan 18, 2013
Regardless of his previous accolades, climbing a few pitches of 5.6 at 90yrs old is and should be an inspiration to all of us, climbers and non-climbers alike.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Bec...
Brian Chastain
Joined Jun 10, 2011
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Jan 26, 2013
Awesome. I had the opportunity to meet Fred and watch him climb almost 20 years ago. At the time I knew of him but my appreciation and admiration of him skyrocketed after that day and climbs more year after year. A true legend, I hope I get that opportunity once again. Zach Benson
Joined Jul 6, 2012
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Jan 26, 2013
Clune Crank
Richard, thanks for posting this. One of the most inspiring things I've seen on MP. Travis Madsen
From Denver, CO
Joined Feb 19, 2008
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Jan 26, 2013
Climbing at Morro Anhangava in Southern Brasil.  (...
Awesome post - thanks for sharing. Really made my day. GMBurns
Joined Jul 15, 2008
523 points
Jan 30, 2013
I want to send Mr. Beckey a birthday card from all my 2nd graders. anyone know the mailing address of this dudes van?
he must have a p.o. box somewhere. he is an inspiration and someone my young, suburban students now know about.
climb on, fred!
thanks,
spainy
spainy
Joined Jan 30, 2013
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Jan 30, 2013
This short video of narrated photos is a cool tribute. There are a few of my photos of him in Baja.


spainy,
His Subaru is rarely at home in Seattle. Send an e-mail and I will give you my mailing address. Would be happy to forward the card to Beckey.
ClimbBaja{at}aol[dot]com
ClimbBaja
Joined Nov 20, 2009
20 points
Feb 15, 2013
go Fred! glad to see you're still gettin' some. looking good!!
-thanks for sharing.
BenJamN
Joined Mar 5, 2009
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Apr 30, 2013
Fred is incredibly inspiring! Once a climber always a climber! It's in the soul!! CLF
Joined Apr 21, 2012
7 points
Jul 18, 2013
FA's can be scary.  Photo by DeAngelo
Hope he took the "obvious descent gulley". Karsten
From Sacramento, CA
Joined Jan 22, 2006
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