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Juan Maderita

Trad climber
"OBcean" San Diego, CA
Oct 6, 2017 - 09:12pm PT
jgill, Thanks. Sent u an email.
teejaybee

Trad climber
Australia
Oct 7, 2017 - 02:31am PT
I sure hope they release this on Vimeo On-Demand, I can't wait to see it
Roebucks

Trad climber
Portland OR
Oct 7, 2017 - 01:14pm PT
His biography should be released by the end of next year. The back has the whole list of his climbs, all of the climbs that could be documented anyway.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Oct 7, 2017 - 03:01pm PT
Whoa!! We get to learn what became of Helmy??!!!


Probably not mainstream audience material, but I think they are dummies for the most part. Or call them ignorami.

Sorry, ignoramuses.

And now I know that ignoramus was a verb, though not sure just how.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Oct 7, 2017 - 03:10pm PT
Reilly,

That sounds like the same year that Toby O'Brien, Henry Florschutz, Lincoln Stoller, and Peter Metcalf were on Fairweather. See American Alpine Journal 1974.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Oct 7, 2017 - 03:22pm PT
" Fairweather Range (obviously named by a realtor)"

LOL ! ! !
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Oct 7, 2017 - 04:22pm PT
Ignoramus: A person who has to google ignoramus to find out what it means.
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Oct 7, 2017 - 04:22pm PT
Guilty


edit:

Though really I was trying to find the proper plural. My early climbing mentors referred to touri ignorami. It may not have been proper Latin, but do we have any Romans to correct us?
ec

climber
ca
Oct 11, 2017 - 01:28am PT
Perfect!
Perfect!
Credit: ec
another nickname

Social climber
Yazoo Ms
Oct 11, 2017 - 04:58am PT
"His biography should be released by the end of next year." ????

Something I'm sure to find reasons to be disappointed in.......if I live long enough to find it in a library.........Who is the author?
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 11, 2017 - 07:55am PT
EC, where is That? Anyone knows if it will be shown in Central Valley?
ec

climber
ca
Oct 11, 2017 - 08:58am PT
Vitaliy, that was in Larkspur last night. Thereís one more screening there at another venue on Friday.

Century 3 Larkspur, Fri, Oct 13th

 ec
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 11, 2017 - 01:59pm PT
The first time I met Fred was at a lunch where I was seated with him, and translator Tony Sortelle, and Walter Bonatti at a small table on !2/6/84.

Unforgettable. (and was interesting to see how in awe of Walter he was).

We climbed together several times in the '90s.


The last time I saw him was in the apartment of David Koch beneath a painting worth more money than most of us have ever seen.
Alan Rubin

climber
Amherst,MA.
Oct 11, 2017 - 02:04pm PT
Toker---Though I don't know you personally, the image of you and Becky in David Koch's--I'm presuming the 'Koch Brothers'---apartment is mind-boggling. Can you share the story of how you happened to be there---an AAC event maybe?
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 11, 2017 - 05:14pm PT
EC, did you move to North Bay or something? Thought I'd run into you here in Visalia sometime. Would be great to meet you in person.
How was the movie? I saw Fred Beckey give a slideshow in South Bay in 2010. Glad to hear he is still alive, he looked very very bad then with congestive heart failure and two black eyes.
ec

climber
ca
Oct 11, 2017 - 05:58pm PT
Vitaliy, Iíve been in the east SFBay area since Ď85.

The movie did not disappoint; certainly was a fine tribute to Fred and his life. I found myself chuckling to myself several times, having lived similar experiences with him as described in the film.

Trivia: I was surprised that the Ďlegend of the little black bookí came-up as having been in a haul bag lost on Tehipite. As you know, the haul bag had been lost on Angel Wings. I found the remnants decades later and even used the deteriorating hammock a route there. I donít know if you found any more of the junk when you were over there.

After returning from the trip, Dave Nettle got wind of our discovery and spun a short story about it, furthering the legend. I found out for myself that the little black book (as the film concurs) is in Fredís mind.

 ec
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Oct 11, 2017 - 08:53pm PT
Legendary!!!!
jgill

Boulder climber
The high prairie of southern Colorado
Oct 11, 2017 - 09:33pm PT
Southern Colorado scheduled?


Biography author?

I thought I saw Fred with his small notebook fifty years ago at Jenny Lake. I'm probably mistaken.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 11, 2017 - 10:16pm PT
Interesting story about the black book. I remember reading about it and wondered if it is a legend or truth. Too bad Beckey has severe dementia and can't tell which walls he has attempted and didn't get. There is a big wide crack system on Flatiron butter with super old bolts next to it. Wonder if it was Beckey or what. He did the first Ascent of a fun ridge on it, wonder if he also tried that crack system. I'd they (or someone else) topped it out or not. And what else he has been on here. That guy sure been to cool places and seen a lot.
BigB

Trad climber
Red Rock
Oct 12, 2017 - 08:15am PT
anyone know if theyre planning a Vegas showing?
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