Jeff Lowe's 20-year-old pack retrieved off Eiger

6:00 a.m. on March 31, 2011 (EDT)
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Jeff Lowe's pack (Photo: David Black) In 1991, Jeff Lowe abandoned his pack on the North Face of the Eiger. Last Friday he got the solidly frozen pack back after two ice-and-snow-encrusted decades on the Nordwand. Lowe had completed a nine-day, solo, winter ascent of the route Metanoia in 1991, when he couldn't find any anchors at the end of his rope. He untied, left the rope and his backpack beh...

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9:06 p.m. on March 31, 2011 (EDT)
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This video is catching fire, I've seen links pop up all over the web.  Well worth watching.

12:53 a.m. on April 1, 2011 (EDT)
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Unreal. Can't wait to see the movie. I would imagine that Jeff would rate his pack 5 stars on Trailspace...

6:19 p.m. on April 1, 2011 (EDT)
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Xterro said "Can't wait to see the movie"

Yeah instead of 127 hours they could call it 175,000 hours!

10:43 p.m. on April 7, 2011 (EDT)
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Just awesome.............

9:39 a.m. on April 18, 2011 (EDT)
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If you're curious, like I was, the pack was a VauDe backpack.

10:34 a.m. on April 18, 2011 (EDT)
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I read the pack brand as well and was amazed he wasn't using a Lowe Alpine pack.

12:39 p.m. on April 18, 2011 (EDT)
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I have some Lowe gear by the Lowe brothers, both Lowe Alpine & Lowe Pro, but I didn't know until recently Jeff Lowe had M.S.

I ran across an article recently that talked about his climbing history and battle with the disease.

Oddly enough, I have an old VauDe pack also.

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