Climber Jeff Lowe has pioneered and conquered some of the world's toughest routes, earning him a worldwide reputation in the climbing community.
Now, a legendary accomplishment of his that has yet to be duplicated nearly 20 years later serves as the centerpiece of a new film featuring the Ogden resident and internationally renowned master of rock and ice.
"Jeff Lowe's Metanoia" uses the Eiger, a famously challenging mountain in Switzerland, as a backdrop for Lowe's life story. For nine harrowing days in the winter of 1991, he pieced together a nearly impossible route up the very center of the Eiger Nordwand, the daunting north face of the monolith -- without using the expansion bolts climbers normally use.
Nineteen years have passed, and Lowe's extraordinary first ascent has never been repeated.