Wilderness Exchange is hosting a showing of Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey on Tuesday, June 12th at 8:00pm at the store: 2401 15th Street, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80202
There will be a raffle with awesome prizes from Patagonia, Evolv, Edelweiss, Mammut, The Spot Gym, Camp USA, Fixed Pin Publishing, Sharp End Publishing, Frictions Labs and more! All proceeds from the raffle will go to Boulder Climbing Community and the Front Range Climbing Stewards.
There will be adult refreshments provided by Upslope Brewing!
Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to Boulder Climbing Community and the Front Range Climbing Stewards.
Tickets are available at: www.wildernessx.com/dirtbagfilm.html
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 stayed unencumbered so 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 defiantly continued climbing until passing away in October 2017 at age 94.
Join us for this awesome film and come help support the BCC!