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    Pretty cool peak climbing documentary

    Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey.**https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6861980/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1a
    This documentary is great. Fred Beckey accomplished so many first ascents. Such an inspirational pioneering climber. I think any mountain enthusiast would be enthralled by this film.
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    I wasn't going to watch it since you didn't offer a money back guarantee, but then I remembered I had Amazon Prime.

    I checked it out last night, and definitely well worth watching and learning about his life. Amazing story. It was also amusing to see a brief clip of Messner being, well, Messner.

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    Everyone I have recommended the movie to who has watched it has really enjoyed it and been glad they watched the film. Such a fascinating character. I love when he says in the documentary: [paraphrasing] Why would I ever want to take a cruise? There's nothing interesting or adventurous in just taking a cruise - unless someone bombed the ship!, then I'd be interested because now there'd be some adventure!" Lol
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    Thanks for sharing this, Spencer. I thought that the end was a tad abrupt, but otherwise, it was well done.

    I first became familiar with Beckey when hiking out in the North Cascades with a friend who is also a climber. His three-volume Cascade Alpine Guide is indispensable. His writing alone refutes the criticism of Messner and others that he should have "grown up" or that he never did anything productive.
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    It circulated through Patagonia stores a few years back. Barry Blanchard came to the New Haven store to introduce the movie, which was pretty neat, and I was able to buy a t-shirt that says, "Will belay for food".

    It's a wonderful movie. Fun.

    Brian

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