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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

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Pacific Northwest University of Health SciencesY

200 University Parkway

Butler-Haney Hall Auditorium

Yakima, WA 98901

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A special screening of the award winning documentary DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY

Hailed as one of the most influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is the original American “Dirtbag"–one who abandons societal norms and material comforts in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle.


Throughout the 20th Century, 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.

Beckey burned bridges, eschewed fame and stayed unencumbered so his only obligation would remain conquering the next summit. He kept meticulous personal journals where he mused on everything from arcane geology to his romantic life, to the myriad sunrises he witnessed from vantages not seen by anyone else on Earth.

An environmentalist before there was such a term, Beckey’s legacy includes 13 essential books that act as blueprints for new generations. Beckey entrusted director Dave O’Leske with volumes of his personal journals, rare archival footage, photographs and writings dating from 1933 to 2015. O’Leske is the only person ever to gain unfiltered access to Beckey and have his full cooperation to create a feature film about his life. This 96-minute documentary reveals the untold story of a true American icon.

Tickets $15 in advance, $17 at the door

Doors open at 6:00 pm. Beverages for sale. Free Pizza.

Show Starts at 7:00 pm

Raffle of outdoor and climbing gear 8:45pm

All proceeds to benefit Central Washington Mountain Rescue. Sponsored by Central Washington Mountain Rescue, Bale Breaker Brewing Company, RBC Wealth Management, The Range, Inklings Bookshop and Yakima Athletic Club/YAC Fitness. Hosted by Pacific Northwest University Emergency Medicine and Wilderness Medicine Student Clubs

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