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chappy

Social climber
ventura
Jan 15, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
Great work Jim. Jeff deserves the accolades. Jeff and I crossed paths a number of times BITD--below the Widow's Tear when he was looking to add that to his collection pioneering FAs, in the Icefields campground after he and Mike did the FA of the Grand Central Couloir, and again in Alaska at the glacier airdrop for Denali. He loaned Vern and I shovel that was very useful. Can't believe we never roped up together...I'll miss that experience.
All the best Jeff!
Chappy
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 15, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
I shot all those pics of Jello climbing and skiing. The candy-stripe tights pictures are somewhere in Eldo, the green tights pic is from Zion and the ski pics are up on Torres Peak. The second post of donini's, the one he called out the quintessential Jello shot, is even more quintessential because he was using a pair of prototype plastic crampons. Those things were bending and flexing all over the place and I kept yelling at him to get off the rock and back on to the approach snow. He said, "Mal, my goal is to break these. I'll never break them if I stay on the snow."

Right.

Climb safe,
Mal
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 15, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
Yes, those photos were from Malcolm.....thanks mucho! Mal and Jeff go way back, we are coming out with a video tribute for Jeff and Mal's vignettes are funny and poignant.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 15, 2013 - 11:00pm PT
Hats off!
Jello

Social climber
No Ut
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:13am PT
Thanks Jim and Mal and of course, Connie for setting uup the whole scene. You guys and the ST writers are what keeps me happy. o many kind and generous climbers. I'm proud to be a part of this tribe. I love you all...and I can't miss the chance to say I love all of you. thanks for making my life so wonderfull!

-JelloSpreadAllOverYou
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 18, 2013 - 01:30am PT
Inspirational
Mark Rodell

Trad climber
Bangkok
Jan 18, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
Jeff is a stone solid man, a guy I look up to because of how he supports others. And thanks to who put up the pics of Jeff skiing.
Crag Q

Trad climber
Louisville, Colorado
Jan 18, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
Wow. Great pictures Jim!
roadman

climber
Jan 19, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Jeff was a huge influence on me and many of my early adventures climbing! He continues to inspire me! Hung with him a few times when i worked at the ice park and always felt like he was super down to earth.

Thanks for the pics!
moacman

Trad climber
Montuckyian Via Canada Eh!
Jan 19, 2013 - 09:17pm PT
Too cool........Thanx for sharing Jim....

Stevo
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
Alpine climbing in all its complexity, difficulty, and danger dictates, to the wise, that the single most important ingredient in a successful trip is the partner/partners that accompany you.
A better partner than Jeff Lowe is hard to imagine and i have been blessed with great ones.
to note:

Jeff, George Lowe, Michael Kennedy, John Bragg, Jay Wilson, Yvon Chouinard, Jack Tackle, Greg Crouch, Mal Daly, Thom Englebach.

Hundreds of climbing partners, but only a few for the alpine.....does that tell you something?

The best compliment you can give to a climber is that he was a great partner.
Jeff was that to me and to many others.
radair

Social climber
North Conway, NH
Feb 11, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
A great man getting his due recognition. Thanks for posting those wonderful photos & stories.

This is why ST is such a fantastic forum.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Feb 11, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
Wonderful and inspiring!

Director Jeff On Location
Director Jeff On Location
Credit: TomCochrane

filming discussion on-the-fly
filming discussion on-the-fly
Credit: TomCochrane

TomC &#40;filming&#41;, Jeff &#40;directing&#41;, Connie &#40;inspiring&#41;, Chelsea &#40;flying&#41;
TomC (filming), Jeff (directing), Connie (inspiring), Chelsea (flying)
Credit: TomCochrane

Connie, Jeff, Chelsea  <br/>
 <br/>
&#40;Where's that darn fuel truck?&#41;
Connie, Jeff, Chelsea

(Where's that darn fuel truck?)
Credit: TomCochrane

Fellowship of the rope  <br/>
 <br/>
&#40;never mind that fellowship of the ri...
Fellowship of the rope

(never mind that fellowship of the ring mythology...)
Credit: TomCochrane

Chelsea with Jeff <br/>
 <br/>
...honoring those before us who protected our f...
Chelsea with Jeff

...honoring those before us who protected our freedoms
Credit: TomCochrane

Mt Borah, Idaho
Mt Borah, Idaho
Credit: TomCochrane

If you zoom in on each of the end points you will find dozens of loops...
If you zoom in on each of the end points you will find dozens of loops around the mountains as we film favorite climbing areas: Wasatch Range, Tetons, Wind Rivers, Sawtooths, City of Rocks, Wheeler, Cedar Breaks, Zion
Credit: TomCochrane
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Feb 11, 2013 - 05:34pm PT
Jim, fabulous post to a hugely deserving man! Great pictures of an even better celebration. Kudos!!! :-)
drlin

Trad climber
planet earth
Feb 11, 2013 - 06:27pm PT
Not many people earn this kind of tribute. Jeff, you are a big ripple in a giant pond, touched so many lives in a positive, inspiring way. Other than living a lifetime of adventure, isn't that what it's all about? All the best to an old friend.
V. Savage
Yeti

Trad climber
Ketchum, Idaho
Feb 11, 2013 - 06:33pm PT
And, of course, thank you a thousand times, Connie, for all of us who care about Jeff.
Polar Bear

Mountain climber
Moraga, California
Feb 12, 2013 - 12:07am PT
I went to Tahoe College with Jeff Lowe in 1969. Now I see him in a wheel chair. What happened? Steve Thaw, Moraga,California
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:01am PT
glitch in the shell. spirit still looks all up go.

Credit: Jim Clipper

Credit: Jim Clipper

Credit: Jim Clipper

Credit: Jim Clipper

Credit: Jim Clipper

don't know him, but just a bump for the mellow jello fellow. thanks for the stories on the taco. the pictures are definitely something to look up to.
Turok

Trad climber
Feb 12, 2013 - 07:16pm PT
Jeff glassing Bridal Veil for a Wide World of Sports TV show. Jeff Low...
Jeff glassing Bridal Veil for a Wide World of Sports TV show. Jeff Lowe, Greg Lowe, Mike Weis, Henry Barber, Bob Carmichael. David Brashears and I did sound and rigging. Kevin Donald Collection
Credit: Turok
Turok

Trad climber
Feb 12, 2013 - 07:19pm PT
Jeff, Mike Weis and David Brashears at the staging area below the swit...
Jeff, Mike Weis and David Brashears at the staging area below the switch backs to Bridal Veil. Kevin Donald Collection
Credit: Turok
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