Vasque Proudly Sponsors Jeff Lowe’s Award Winning Film Metanoia


Red Wing, MN – Red Wing Shoes and Vasque footwear are proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the award winning film, Metanoia, an awe-inspiring film about Jeff Lowe and his remarkable life as a climber and ability to defy odds after his health took a turn for the worse.

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Jeff Lowe is one of the most influential climbers who has motivated others to push their limits and keep going in the face of adversity. He has innumerable first ascents, has designed notable gear and founded the Ouray Ice Festival, amongst many other achievements. To this day and throughout his struggles with his neurological disease, he continues to be an inspiration to those around him. Metanoia is about one man’s journey from the top of the world to the end of the line.

“Vasque is so honored to be a part of Lowe’s film,” says Julie Quinn, Marketing Manager of Vasque Footwear. “Jeff and his film inspire us all to keep going and stay positive, no matter what difficulties we encounter in our lives.”

The film has received many awards and accolades, including Best Film at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival and just this past November, the film was a finalist at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival where the Metanoia team received an unheard of, three standing ovations throughout their presentation to a packed theater. Last week they received three standing ovations again in Vancouver when they received the Jury Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival

The USA premiere of Metanoia will be at the Boulder International Film Festival, March 7th, 2015. All proceeds from the premiere will go to benefit the film and Jeff Lowe. To learn more about Lowe and the film or to secure advance tickets visit Lowe’s site at To learn more about Vasque visit, or email Angie Houck at

About Vasque

Vasque footwear was established in 1964 in response to a need for performance hiking footwear in the US market. With a passion for performance and fit, Vasque’s mission to this day is to bring the latest in technology and design to outdoor enthusiasts by making quality, rugged footwear for all types of trail conditions. Every shoe in Vasque’s collection of backpacking, performance hiking, insulated and trail running shoes are designed to give adventurers a perfect fit for all day comfort on the trail.


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Jeff Lowe's Metanoia to screen at Prestigious Global Alpine Meeting and Piolets d'Or Awards Celebration and more - also a tribute to Jeff Lowe by Banff Mountain Film

We are honored to screen Jeff Lowe's Metanoiaat the 2015 Piolets d'Or opening night - April 9 at 9pm in Chamonix, France . Catherine Destivelle will introduce the film. This screening is made possible by the generous support of Paul Petzl. Many more screenings are listed below. more