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Does anybody out there no whatever happened to Helmy Becky? He did so much early on with Fred and then his name just disappears from the climbing scene. Is there a story there?

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read 'challenge of the north cascades'. fred becky's autobiography. not only do you get the story of helmy, but a good history on cascade climbing. the book in my opinion really majes you want to get out there do do some real climbing.

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Some friends of mine from Sechelt are making a documentary about Fred Beckey and according to them Helmy is still alive & well. But for whatever reason him & Fred don't get along to well nowadays. There is going to be some footage in the film of the brothers trash-talkin' each other (or so they say)

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I thought Helmy died in an avalanche, like 50 years ago...?

If he is still alive, its a better kept secret than...well...

confused, Alex

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Thanks Dru, I'll keep my eye out for that.

Erik, I had read most of Fred's book The Challenge of the North Cascades before and I thumbed through it again after your post. I found lots of stories of his adventures with Fred, but no story regarding why he faded out of sight. Can you tell me where in the book that is,if it is in there? I agree with you, the book sure makes you want to go climbing.

Rgds

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