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Title: Fred Becky @ IME this Saturday (March 23)
Post by: Ducayet on March 19, 2013, 02:45:14 pm
The living legend himself..

Details from the flyer I picked up:
Saturday, March 23 @ 7:00 PM
International Mountain Equipment
North Conway, New Hampshire
$10 @ door / $5 ACC members
(pizza and beverages included)


I believe it is going to be a slideshow of sorts.
http://www.climberism.com/fred-beckey-comes-to-the-northeast/

I will be heading up to IME from Portsmouth, NH Saturday evening, if anyone in my area is interested in car polling please let me know.
Title: Re: Fred Becky @ IME this Saturday (March 23)
Post by: eyebolter on March 19, 2013, 03:51:51 pm
My first time in Yosemite in 1978 we were at the Manure Pile buttress getting ready to do "After six" when he comes charging up the trail and throws his rope down.  It was just like the legends about him; he had some pretty young blonde woman with him, and he charges up the first pitch of route in like three minutes and off they went. 

Title: Re: Fred Becky @ IME this Saturday (March 23)
Post by: David_G48 on March 23, 2013, 10:32:12 pm
Just returned from Fred's presentation and he is as sharp as any twenty year old. He is quick witted and generally very entertaining.
While I was there I ran into none other than our NEClimbs Al. Looking forward to Al's commentary as he is a far better writer than I am.
Title: Re: Fred Becky @ IME this Saturday (March 23)
Post by: JoeC on March 24, 2013, 08:57:03 am
It was geat to see how sharp Fred was.  Pleasure to meet him after the show.  What a great night.
Title: Re: Fred Becky @ IME this Saturday (March 23)
Post by: Admin Al on March 24, 2013, 10:19:20 am
It was a great evening and everybody turned out for it. I saw folks I haven't seen for literally years! I was totally impressed with Fred. He's in his upper 80's, still sharp and obviously still climbs some. He has a great sense of humor and his show was very well done. Boy oh boy he has really done some stuff, hasn't he?  :P Any of us should be 20% as prolific in a whole lifetime...

Here's a couple of pictures:

Title: Re: Fred Becky @ IME this Saturday (March 23)
Post by: Admin Al on March 24, 2013, 11:35:03 pm
Go figure.  I sat right next to the one and only Al.

oh puhlease...

you with the long hair & beard...
Title: Re: Fred Becky @ IME this Saturday (March 23)
Post by: danf on March 25, 2013, 07:02:53 pm
Al, were you in jeans and a black long sleeve shirt? I asked one of the IME guys if you were there but he thought you were at a gig.... ::)
Title: Re: Fred Becky @ IME this Saturday (March 23)
Post by: Admin Al on March 25, 2013, 07:46:21 pm
Al, were you in jeans and a black long sleeve shirt? I asked one of the IME guys if you were there but he thought you were at a gig.... ::)

yup... the old guy with short hair and goatee. [lol] I usually gig on the weekend, but I was off on a Sat night for the first time in a while. I was gonna sit at home and watch a movie & drink, but I'm glad I made it out.
Title: Re: Fred Becky @ IME this Saturday (March 23)
Post by: danf on March 25, 2013, 07:54:22 pm
Ok. I know what you look like for sure now. Next time I'll be able to introduce myself.  ;)