From the top of the world to the end of the line, this film follows the life and climbs of legendary alpinist Jeff Lowe, through his visionary ascents around the world and rise to the top of his sport, through his devastating fall from grace, that precipitated perhaps the boldest solo mountain climb in history, up to his current dance with a debilitating disease.
Jeff’s “unimaginable” new route, Metanoia – solo, in winter, up the North Face of the Eiger – changed his life and prepared him for the greatest adventure he’s ever been on. 22 years later, New York Time best selling author Jon Krakauer and esteemed mountain writer David Roberts, share their own dramatic accounts of Jeff’s climb that they witnessed from their own perspectives on the ground and in the air, while on assignment for the debut issue of a new magazine, Men’s Journal in 1991.
Choosing love over fear and embracing reality, Jeff ‘s indomitable spirit and sense of humor defy the odds as he slowly loses his physical abilities and faces his own mortality. Jeff’s resilience, positive attitude and love for life inspires and informs. It is what he did in climbing and continues to do now, that makes him such an inspiration to others. Going to the brink on the Eiger in 1991 or in his hospital bed, and coming back again – he defies the odds and embraces new possibilities. He is listening to the music of his soul, which becomes a symphony of light and love.
Jeff Lowe’s practice of living in the present moment carries him into a future he thought he could not have.
Presented by the North Country Climbing Center and The Ivy League Advisory Group, LLC
Proceeds go to Jeff Lowe Special Needs Trust