Standing ovation for alpine icon at Ouray Ice Fest


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Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 14, 2013 - 07:25am PT
Wow, kinda speechless, unusual for me. Beautiful, wonderful history, love and support...


Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 14, 2013 - 08:09am PT
I was fortunate to meet both Jeff, and Jim(on separate occasions) a few years ago
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 14, 2013 - 08:12am PT
What a splendid occasion and report!

Thanks for sharing the gathering with us.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 14, 2013 - 08:24am PT
I'm with Toker Villain - I still remember the poetry of Jeff's Zion article.
Coincidentally, I met him in front of the same hanger a couple of years after
that picture was taken. OK, maybe not such a coincidence but I still remember
him standing there shuffling his feet and being polite. Maybe he was just
uncomfortable with me on my knees in supplication?

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 14, 2013 - 08:42am PT
The Jeff Lowe Service Award

Credit: donini
Credit: donini

What could be more fitting than a Foot Fang?

The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jan 14, 2013 - 08:56am PT
Nice work Jim.
Jeff giving an inspiring slide show in Vancouver in 76/77 that helped shape our ideas of what it meant to be a REAL CLIMBER.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
Jan 14, 2013 - 08:58am PT
If I had only known I could have sent you guys my Jello Wind Chime!

old galibier helmet festooned with misc Lowe Alpine hardware.  Brillia...
old galibier helmet festooned with misc Lowe Alpine hardware. Brilliant tones when the wind is right!
Credit: Bruce Kay

Congrats to Jeff and best wishes on his continued projects! By the way, despite what whoever was following said I used to love your Snargs! I swear sometimes they would even sing going in!

Mountain climber
where the wild things are
Jan 14, 2013 - 10:38am PT
thank you for sharing about this beautiful event. love to jello!

Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Jan 14, 2013 - 11:14am PT
I hope that Jeff knows how important he has been to so many people. Visionaries like him seem to come around maybe once in a lifetime.

Boulder climber
Jan 14, 2013 - 01:20pm PT

Jeff, was perhaps the best all around climber, this country has ever seen, his resume is unmatched.

From hard sport and trad routes, to solos of The Eiger and Ama Dablam, by new routes, just blows the mind.

Everywhere you go in this country, he has left his mark.

Perhaps, like Michael Kennedy, he is the kindest, most humble and accomplished climbers, I have meet.

Ages ago my ex GF, was in charge of pro sponsorship at Powerbar, and sponsor Jeff, I asked her at an OR show if she could send Jeff over to the booth I was working so I could meet him, amazingly he walked right over, sat down and talked with me for an hour or so. He never forgot my name and was always glad to see me.

He came out to JB memorial in Mammoth Lakes, and sat down next to me, we talked and listen to friends of JB make their speeches, it was finally Jeff's turn to talk and he said struggling to get out of his wheel chair, and I'll never forget, "Scott, climbing is easy, this stuff is hard."

A true hero on and off the mountain, hat's off to a great icon of American climbing.

dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jan 14, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
Good stuff, TFPU

Gym climber
Jan 14, 2013 - 05:28pm PT

climber's near nevada...
Jan 14, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
oh man those are sweeeeet pics. Jello's fashion sense was light years ahead of his time I tell ya...

Mountain climber
Eden, Utah
Jan 14, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
JD here on Jeff's computer. Just finished dinner with Jeff, Connie, Jay Smith, Michael Covington, my wife and a few friends from Ouray. A bunch of us, Jeff included, are going to Bridalveil Falls tomorrow with Pam Roberts to commemorate the one year anniversary of Jack Robert's fatal accident.
One of the things I love about this community is the love and respect people have for their peers. As you grow older these attributes become more and more important.
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 14, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Thanks, Jim, and congratulations to those honoured!

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Jan 14, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
The photo of Jeff rock climbing in the red and white-striped tights looks like Bishop's Crack.

Social climber
Jan 14, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
Thank you Jim, you've put together a worthy piece here!
What a great tribute to a brilliant warrior!
I have soo much RESPECT for both you and Jeff!
Cheers, Olaf
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jan 14, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
Jim, your loyalty to your friends is impressive and you hang with one hell of a crew.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 14, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
Sounded like quite the party when I talked to Connie.

As you grow older these attributes become more and more important.

Ah, well, simultaneously one forgets to co-ordinate.
I would have, per his wishes, brought you a pinch of Charlie's ashes to add to the ceremony.

Best to all, was good seeing Mike, Jack, Jim, Angela, Malcolm, Mark, et al, (but I'm pissed that I missed Jack's roadside sobriety test, likely a thespian coup.)

Trad climber
Jan 15, 2013 - 05:25am PT
Yup, an inspiration to me as well.

Cheers Jello!
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