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‘Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey’ Profiles a Quintessential Mountain Climber

28 July 2016 10:29 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

Logline: Fred Beckey is the original American “Dirtbag” climber whose name has evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. The groundbreaking life story of this rebel athlete is told for the first time in this exclusive documentary film.

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Hailed as one of the most prolific, influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey shattered records with an unparalleled string of superhuman first ascents. He is the prodigal “Dirtbag” climber: defined as one who forgoes the pursuit of material comforts and defies societal norms in order to pursue a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle.

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