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TNB: Still Jeff Lowe by Alison Osius

“If you don’t mind engaging in very slow conversation, I’m OK,” the man in the chair writes. In a world of quick, unpunctuated texting, Jeff Lowe’s words are precise, almost formal, as he sits in a wheelchair, oxygen flowing into his nostrils, his body curved around the notebook that is his fine mind’s satellite. He focuses intently, brow knit, as he pushes a pen with a pincer-like hand.

 Jeff Lowe 1st Ascent East Face of Keeler Needle, High Sierra, 1973

Jeff Lowe 1st Ascent East Face of Keeler Needle, High Sierra, 1973

It’s a heavenly September afternoon, sunny and breezy. Directly below the second-floor apartment balcony here in Louisville, Colorado, a fountain swooshes. Visible in the grass across the patio are the green-and-brown rows of a community garden. Read More

 Jeff Lowe, George Lowe and Michael Kennedy on the iconic Latok 1, 1978 photo by Jim Donini

Jeff Lowe, George Lowe and Michael Kennedy on the iconic Latok 1, 1978 photo by Jim Donini

See the exclusive online Photo Gallery here For more information about Jeff Lowe visit jeffloweclimber.com or email jloweclimber@gmail.com or call 208.630.4477

 Jeff Lowe - 1st winter ascent Black Ice Couloir,West Face of Grand Teton, 1972 photo by George Lowe

Jeff Lowe - 1st winter ascent Black Ice Couloir,West Face of Grand Teton, 1972 photo by George Lowe

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