Listen to Your Elders!

And we did just that. The snows of Monday kept us from making it to Lake Placid, so we headed to Burlington’s famous Outdoor Gear Exchange to┬ásee Fred Beckey’s presentation.

We arrived early enough to give two of my climbing buddies a chance to look around what may be the greatest climbing/skiing/outdoor gear store east of the Mississippi, Outdoor Gear Exchange.

As we walked in, our eyes fixed toward the climbing department, Robin nudged me and pointed to the bench we stood beside. There sat the man himself, reading books near the store entrance.

Posing with Fred Beckey at Outdoor Gear Exchange

We introduced ourselves, chatted a bit – then returned him to his peace and quiet, but not before posing with him on the bench.

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