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Thread: RIP Fred Beckey

  1. #26
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    I'm glad to have the pleasure of climbing a few of the many routes that he established.

    Rest in Peace Fred!

  2. #27
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    rip fred
    They got a name for the winners in the world

    http://procatinator.com/?cat=80

  3. #28
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    RIP Legend

  4. #29
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    I'm glad to have the pleasure of climbing a few of the many routes that he established.

  5. #30
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    Always remembered

    RIP Fred, like for real what a boss.

  6. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    I was introduced to him by Martin Volken at an event,

    "Let me introduce you to Fred Beckey, it might stop him for a moment from staring at my wife's tits and stuffing items from the buffet into his pockets"

    It didn't.
    Quote Originally Posted by GeezerSteve View Post
    haha

    Was Fred within earshot? Did he flash his typical smirk?
    Fred couldn't hear a 747 if it was 5 feet away.

    That was one deaf old dude

  7. #32
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    He was a legend.

  8. #33
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    had a chance to go climbing with him once, just cragging, but he was like 92 at the time.

  9. #34
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    definitely def at the time, kinda hunched, but still out there

  10. #35
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    Yes, you are right

  11. #36
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    Fuck you you fucking JONG.

  12. #37
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    My memory might mislead me. But pretty sure Fred was arriving at Index when Eric, Hannah and I were leaving after a day of cragging, the day before the three of us skied NF of Shuksan in July 2006 and H broke her leg on the lower part of the upper face.

    Ran into him a few times in some other contexts around Seattle. Mostly admire his life. Have used his Cascade Alpine Guides extensively and love them. Interesting parallel that both he and Reinhold Messner lost a brother in the mountains?

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