He created his own culture, tagged too many first ascents to count, and didn’t care what you thought about any of it. Come join us on June 29 to celebrate Fred Beckey in one of his favourite places to climb in Squamish, BC.
The night will feature the premiere of his biopic that is sweeping film festivals across the world followed by a dirtbag soul train themed dance party with tunes spinning late into the night. –ML
Get your tickets here: https://www.mountainlifemedia.ca/store/dirtbag-squamish-premiere-mlcm-summer-launch-party/
RSVP to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/183282822333702/
From Dirtbag Movie:
Official Theatrical Trailer for the feature documentary DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY. Hailed as one of the most influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is the original American “Dirtbag”–one who abandons societal norms and material comforts in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle. This rebel athlete’s lifetime of accomplishments set the bar for the entire sport. He shattered records with an unparalleled string of superhuman first ascents, bushwhacking trails and pioneering direct routes thought previously impassable. Beckey burned bridges, eschewed fame and thrived as a loner so that his only obligation would remain conquering the next summit. He kept meticulous personal journals where he mused on everything from arcane geology to his romantic life, to the myriad sunrises he witnessed from vantages not seen by anyone else on Earth. An environmentalist before there was such a term, Beckey’s legacy includes 13 essential books that act as blueprints for new generations. He is still defiantly climbing today at age 94. Presented by PATAGONIA Directed and Produced by DAVE O’LESKE Produced by JASON REID ANDY McDONOUGH COLIN PLANK Edited by DARREN LUND JASON REID Producer ADAM BROWN Co-Producer JEFF WENGER Executive Producer COLIN BAXTER Original Score BRAD ANTHONY LAINA CLIFFHAMMER JOHN E. LOW Featuring the Music of STEVE GUNN Animators JOE GARBER CARL NELSON Visual Effects J. BAAB Graphic Designer JON GARN Aerial Photography JOHN SCURLOCK LUKE ALLEN HUMPHREY WHITNEY HASSETT More at http://dirtbagmovie.com