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Final SpIFF film honors climber Fred Beckey

CLIMBING – The Spokane International Film Festival’s final film will be the documentary “Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey.” Beckey, a legendary Seattle-area mountaineer, died in October. The climber wrote …


Spokane International Film Festival celebrates 20th year with ‘Benny and Joon’

Now in its 20th year, SpIFF 2018 will showcase 14 features and 27 shorts representing 16 countries.


Spokane’s Chris Kopczynski offers perspective on climber Fred Beckey

Fred Beckey, the pioneering climber who died Oct. 30 at age 94, inspired Spokane mountaineer Chris Kopczynski and some of the biggest names in climbing. Asked for a perspective on …


Legendary mountain climber Fred Beckey dies at 94

Legendary mountain climber Fred Beckey, who wrote dozens of books and is credited with notching more first ascents than any other American mountaineer, has died. He was 94.


Mountain climber Fred Beckey, an ‘American icon,’ dies at 94

Legendary mountain climber Fred Beckey, who wrote dozens of books and is credited with notching more first ascents than any other American mountaineer, has died. He was 94.


At 93, legendary climber Fred Beckey still plotting routes

He’s notched more first ascents than any other American mountaineer, wrote the definitive guidebooks to a major North American mountain range, and at age 93, Fred Beckey is still plotting …