Jeff Lowe's Recovered Pack Contents Displayed at OR

While in Switzerland filming, Josh Wharton recovered Jeff Lowe's pack from the Eiger after 20 years frozen into the great North Face. The Metanoia Team is excited to announce the contents of Jeff Lowe’s pack on display at OR at Booth #10009.
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While in Switzerland filming forJeff Lowe's Metanoia, American climber Josh Wharton recovered Jeff Lowe's pack from the Eiger after 20 years frozen into the great North Face.

The Metanoia Team is excited to announce that the contents of Jeff Lowe’s pack will be on display from August 4-7 during the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market at the Liberty Mountain Booth #10009.

In 1991, after 9 harrowing days on the North Face of the Eiger, Jeff Lowe abandoned his backpack when he couldn't find any anchors at the end of his rope, so leaving his pack and the rope behind, Jeff climbed unroped tthe last 50 feet to the summit ridge where he was whisked off the mountain by a helicopter, dangling from it's long cable, just minutes before yet another big storm engulfed the great North Face.

On March 25, 2011, Josh Wharton spent over 2 hours digging Jeff's backpack out of the ice and snow, high up on the North Face of the Eiger. Josh delivered the frozen, weather worn pack to Jeff on the deck of the Bellevue Hotel at Kleine Scheidegg. Chris Alstrin filmed both the excavation and the heroic delivery. Watch the video clip here.

On Saturday, April 2, 2011, Jeff opened the mostly thawed, faded backpack and withdrew the contents one by one, along with a gritty sand like material, which turned out to be oxidized aluminum from his disintegrating cook pots. See the video here and be sure to stop by the Liberty Mountain Booth #10009 to view the contents of the pack and see how well Jeff’s gear held up after 20 years on the North Face of the Eiger. 



Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia,
narrated by Jon, Krakauer, explores the incredible life and climbs of Jeff Lowe, the visionary alpinist who continues to be the adaptable man he set out to be in his youth. Become a sponsor today and join CamelBak, Petzl, MSR, La Sportiva, Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, Black Diamond and many more in bringing this important history, heritage and inspiration to the big the screen. 

Set up an appointment with us at Outdoor Retailer by emailing us at info@jefflowemovie.com or calling 208.630.4477. If you would like more information about this project or would like to donate or become a sponsor of Jeff Lowe's Metanoia, please contact Connie Self at info@jefflowemovie.com or 208.630.4477. See our trailer or visit us at www.jefflowemovie.com

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