In the process of scanning 80+ photos today, the two that really stood out for me were photos I took of Fred Becky’s hands in 2003 at the West Rib Grill in Talkeetna, AK. We had just skied Mt. Hunter via a line that Fred had pioneered 48 years earlier and Fred seemed to remember more about it than we did, despite the fact that we were there only a few days before, whereas Fred was there almost half a century earlier.
If you ever get the chance, Fred’s slideshows are amazing. He has been giving the same show for years, but he keeps adding his latest outings on at the end. The last one I saw had six trays of 144 images, starting from when he was a young pup and going all the way up to the present. Not recommended for those with mountaineering ADD.