Last month, Jeff Lowe's 20-year-old frozen pack was retrieved off the Eiger's North Face by Josh Wharton. The pack was frozen sold after two ice-and-snow-encrusted decades on the Nordwand.
Below, you can watch Lowe open his "old VauDe backpack" (after thawing) and examine the contents, for the first time since he was forced to leave it while doing his first ascent of Metanoia in the winter of 1991. It's fascinating, like watching a time capsule of gear being opened.
Watch it for yourself to see what's in this thing.
Watch the video of Wharton retrieving the pack.