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Make a Movie with John Krakauer and Jeff Lowe

You don't need to be a high roller to back a movie, let alone one narrated by Jon Krakauer and profiling legendary climber Jeff Lowe.

If you've got at least $1 to pledge, you can help fund Jeff Lowe's Metanoia, a climbing documentary narrated by Krakauer and directed by Greg Lowe (Jeff's brother and an Academy Award nominee).

In the winter of 1991, Lowe made a solo first ascent of Metanoia on the north face of Switzerland's Eiger. The alpine style climb took him nine days and hasn't been repeated since. Krakauer was there to cover the climb for Men's Journal. Two decades later, Ueli Steck is expected to try for the second ascent.

The filmmakers need to raise at least $125,000 by March 3 to fund the project. If you'd like to feel a little like a movie mogul, you can pledge any amount on www.kickstarter.com. Higher pledges get more credit.

Lowe was the youngest person to climb the Grand Teton in 1957, at age 7. He has more than 1,000 first ascents, and founded Lowe Alpine and Latok Mountain Gear companies. Lowe stopped climbing several years ago, due to an unknown degenerative neurological process, but is still very active in the climbing community.

Official Movie Site: www.jefflowemovie.com

Back Jeff Lowe's Metanoia on kickstarter.com.


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