No. It's a pic that I found on Chip's Whitegrass report page today. I first learned about Beckey from a coffee table book called "Mountains of North America". Later, from this List and ski friends I learned that he is the real deal and a legend. So, in a smaller way, is Chip.
Beckey's book has great pics & Beckey's narrative of climbing each peak. I've always been an armchair mountaineer and loved Everest books even as a kid. As an old guy I have become a half -dessa ski mountaineer (provided the climb isn't too long or tough) but things like Beckey does will remain just dreams.
Nice! Were you there, Denis?"
On 10/26/07, Denis Bogan
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> Chip with Fred Beckey. You mountaineers will know who he is. :)
> Just trying to do my part keeping 'Core' alive.