June 5

PROGRAM C

Mountain Critters
Sunday, June 5
Noon

A photography show by wildlife photographer Leah Serna.



Mount Baker Ultramarathon Sunday, June 5
Learn about the history of the race.
Watch for the runners to return to Concrete Sunday! (Photo credit: Ben Groenhout) The course is a 56 mile out and back from Concrete to Sherman’s Peak. Competitors cover 47 miles of gravel Forest Service roads, 6 miles of snow trail, and over 3 miles of glacier travel. The high point of the course is at 10,160ft with an overall elevation gain of approximately 11,000ft.

Escape from Diablo
Sunday, June 5
1:00 p.m.

Escape from Diablo is Seattle City Light’s way of raising safety awareness. Created and produced by City Light employees, the video uses a light touch to highlight emergency evacuation procedures for the towns of Diablo and Newhalem, both part of Seattle City Light’s Skagit Hydroelectric Project.


Sustain Life on the Baker River
Harnessing the Baker River

Sunday, June 5
2:00 p.m.
Guest speaker, Tony Fuchs

PROGRAM D

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey
Sunday, June 5
3:00 p.m.

Fred 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 The groundbreaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspired generations with his monumental first ascents, eloquent books, and the lifestyle he fearlessly pioneered, is told for the first time in this exclusive documentary film. Hailed as one of the most prolific, influential climbers of all time, Beckey’s adventures began in Washington’s North Cascade range in the 1930s. In 1942, he and his brother cemented their place in alpine lore when the teenagers survived an incredible second ascent of Mount Waddington––considered the most difficult climb in North America at the time. This success marked the beginning of Fred’s epic tear of first ascents around the world, during which he became the consummate “Dirtbag” climber: defined as one who forgoes material comforts and defies societal norms in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle. 96 min.

“To watch the octogenarian clamber slabby, exposed cliffs seems to be a testament to grit, but also a view of a stubborn old man’s refusal to reckon with reality.” – Seattle Times

Snow & Spire:
The Aerial Photography of John Scurlock

As part of the presentation of Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey, you’ll also see some of the work of John Scurlock, the aerial photographer who contributed to the film.

John Scurlock is a prolific and talented aerial photographer based in the northern Cascade Mountain Range of Washington State and British Columbia. His love of flying led him to build his own airplane, a feat that took nearly ten years and allows him to explore the Cascade, Coast, Columbia, and Canadian Rocky Mountain ranges in a way few people can. Luckily, John is an amazing photographer who has built a voluminous body of work to share this perspective with others. Not content to simply hang his work on their wall, his pictures have been used by scientists for geological surveys and by ambitious climbers looking for new routes to unclimbed peaks.