Award winning documentary film, Metanoia, narrated by Jon Krakauer, will be playing in Canmore on March 23. Known around the world for his visionary first ascents, Jeff Lowe’s award-winning book Ice World, is the quintessential text on technical winter climbing.
In 1991, on his solo ascent of a radical new route on the Eiger North Face, Lowe experienced a spiritual transformation that continues today. He named this route Metanoia. Lowe is the 2017 recipient of the Piolet d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award.
There will be a 50/50 raffle and silent auction with gear from Black Diamond (Rope, Pack, Helmut, Headlamps) and Arcteryx. You can purchase signed Ice World books, Metanoia Waterbottles, Metanoia DVDs and more.
The evening will be Hosted by Will Gadd, sharing a special introduction about Lowe’s life and ground-breaking climbs and how Lowe’s unprecedented mixed route Octopussy in Vail, Colorado inspired Gadd to become a trailblazer himself in the art of mixed climbing.
Where: Creekside Senior’s Center in Canmore
When: Thurs. March 23 at 7 p.m.
In 2000, Lowe began showing symptoms of an unknown neurodegenerative disease. For more than two years Jeff was on Hospice Support at home. A few years ago they kicked him off as he traveled the globe with his film.
Although he has been gravely ill on several occasions since then, he continues to bounce back and outlive all predictions. Although he requires expensive 24/7 personal and medical care, he faces each day with infectious optimism and enthusiasm.
Bravely shared in the film Metanoia, Lowe’s story inspires us all as he brings the creativity and strength that characterized his climbing career to the challenges that he faces today – his own mortality.
Proceeds go to Jeff Lowe Special Needs Trust and Rocky Mountain Adaptive, a Canmore-based organization that helps people with mobility challenges (like Jeff Lowe) experience the outdoors.