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What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?

- Henry David Thoreau

A climbing legend, Jeff Lowe made more than 1000 first ascents all around the world.

An American alpinist from Utah, Jeff was the co-founder of outdoor equipment company, Lowe Alpine. He brought modern ice climbing from Europe to the United States and was a huge proponent of the alpine style. In 2017, he won the Piolets D’or Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1991, he famously climbed Metanoia, the hardest route on the Eiger.  Suffering from a rare Muscle Neuron Degeneration (MND) similar to ALS, it had left him in a wheelchair, breathing bottled oxygen, coughing through a tracheotomy and eating liquid food through a tube. He required 24/7 nursing supervision.  "Place your confidence in your dreams, not in your nightmares." His daughter Sonja Jane posted on his behalf on Facebook: "My father, Jeff Lowe, to put it in his words, “moved on from this material plane to the next” this evening in a peaceful transition.

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