"These are hands that have climbed 10 times more rock than Chris Sharma." Narrated by Colin Haley, this short video follows Fred Beckey climbing in one of the few places he had never climbed but always wanted to: the Dolomites.


Just came back from our yearly climbing trip to the 'dolies' - by now a 59 year old tradition, for our aging group. Fred, you gave us a wonderful example to follow; thanks for the inspiration.

Roland Fleck, Jackson Hole, WY - 09/29/2013 3:44:05

Oh wow! Absolutely wonderful to watch Fred climb =) Utterly inspiring

Nicole - 09/29/2013 12:31:23

Go for it Fred. Makes some of the rest of us realize we turned into vegetables too early.

Dick Culbert - 09/28/2013 8:47:13

I was in Dolomiti a week ago and just the hike to the base of the climbs could get you breathless with that kinda altitude (i'm 29 by the way). When I'm 89, I want to be like you Mr Fred, respecto!

Kelly - 09/28/2013 12:39:07

Inspirational! Cheers to you Mr. Becky....definitely gives me hope to continue as I turn 70 :)

Paulette - 09/28/2013 12:14:26

Just got back from 17 days of hiking and Via Ferratta in the Dolomites with an 81 year old. That was inspiring. This is over the top. Thanks Fred.

Bob from Canada - 09/27/2013 6:41:49

Got to meet Fred in Talkeetna in 2005. Talked to him for about half an hour about climbing in Alaska and Colorado. Amazing to talk to such an accomplished climber, and he didn't care to talk about what he had done, but wanted to talk about what he wanted to do! If only all of us were so humble.

Krister - 09/27/2013 5:02:42

Awesome Mr. Becky - so inspirational - perhaps I have 29 more years of fun ahead for me - Yeehaw

Bob Milko - 09/27/2013 3:16:01

Awesome Mr. Beckey. I still have 29 more years of fun ahead of me. Yeehaw.

Bob Milko - 09/27/2013 3:11:50

What's next on that list, Fred!

Bob Rittenhouse - 09/27/2013 1:50:22

What an incredible ( an ballsy) human being Fred Beckey is. He shows through his actions what a positive attitude, diet, and exercise can do to overcome a person`s age. What a great video, it totally blew me away when I heard he was 89. This guy will never slow down. Very cool Fred, keep it `up` Fred you are amazing.

Tim Heinrich - 09/27/2013 1:45:47

We don't quit doing the things we love because we're old We get old because we quit doing the things we love Climb on Fred

Ted from Idaho - 09/27/2013 1:09:46

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