Beckey film, plus climbing Q&A on North Shore

Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City will host “Dirtbag, the Legend of Fred Beckey” on March 24 at 7pm.

The evening will consist of a screening of the award-winning film “Dirtbag” and free catered food from Café Zenon. The film will be followed by a question and answer session with local climbers Dave Nettle and Todd Offenbacher, both close friends of Beckey.

Beckey is the original American “dirtbag” climber whose name has evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. Beckey’s stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake.

He continued climbing until he passed away on Oct. 30, 2017, at the age of 94.


The evening is a benefit for the Truckee Donner Land Trust and made possible through the generous support of Patagonia. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm. Q&A to follow a short intermission.

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