Friday, November 11, 2011

“Will Belay For Food”

An interview with the most accomplished climber in North America, Fred Beckey. I liked these quotes:


“’Fred's the ultimate dirtbag,’ says Patagonia Inc. founder Yvon Chouinard, who during the first ascent of the Beckey-Chouinard route on South Howser in Canada watched Mr. Beckey settle in for a cold night on a ledge by stuffing the pockets of his jacket with pages torn from a Louis L'Amour novel—an old hobo trick.

‘I love Fred,’ adds climber-author Dick Dorworth, noting Mr. Beckey's renown for extended bouts of couch surfing, ‘but I'll never let him know where I live.’"

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