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Lowe looks for aid to document unmatched Eiger climb

CLIMBING — Jeff Lowe is an icon familiar to anyone who paid attention to climbing from the 70s into the 90s until MS began ravaging his body.

The first ice climb of Bridal Veil Falls and his problem solving to conquer the route known a Octopussy put him on the covers of Sports Illustrated as well as the major climbing mags.

But his nine-day ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 1991 stands alone.  His Metanoia route has never been successfully followed.

This video gives a glimpse of a documentary, narrated by Jon Krakauer, that already has a good start at chronicling this landmark climb by the man who introduced mixed climbing to the world.

But the project is short of funds.

Check it out regardless of whether you can or cannot contribute. 




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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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