The Dirtbag Café with Will Stanhope

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Image courtesy of Will Stanhope

Image courtesy of Will Stanhope

Will Stanhope loves granite. A climber since age eight, he is now one of Canada’s top climbers who spends most of his time in Squamish, British Columbia. He has made many first ascents and has free-climbed big walls in Yosemite. In 2015 he completed the first free ascent of one of the world’s hardest alpine big walls with Matt Segal, the Tom Egan Memorial Route (5.14), Bugaboos, British Columbia.

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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

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Hailed as one of the most influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is the original “Dirtbag"– one who abandons societal norms and material comforts in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle. Through the 1950s and 60s, Beckey’s accomplishments exceeded anyone in the sport. He shattered records with an unparalleled string of superhuman first ascents, bushwhacking trails, and pioneering direct routes thought previously impassable. 2017 People's Choice Award winner.

United States
Dave O'Leske
Jason Reid*
Andy McDonough
Colin Plank
Production Company: 
Fred Beckey Film LLC
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