Jeff Lowe, Ogden, Utah: an interview by Matt Basso, Greg Thompson, John Worsencroft, Cheri Daily, 6 February 2009

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Title Jeff Lowe, Ogden, Utah: an interview by Matt Basso, Greg Thompson, John Worsencroft, Cheri Daily, 6 February 2009
Alternative Title No. 673 Jeff Lowe
Creator Lowe, Jeff
Contributor Worsencroft, John C., 1981-
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2009-02-06
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Utah, United States, ; Himalayas, Nepal, Pakistan,
Subject Lowe, Jeff--Interviews; Mountaineers--Utah--Biography; Mountaineering--Utah; Rock climbing--Utah; Snow and ice climbing--Utah; Outdoor recreation--Utah; Mountaineering--Himalaya Mountains
Description Transcript of fourteen interviews by Matt Basso, Greg Thompson, John Worsencroft, Cheri Daily, and Matt Driscoll with Jeff Lowe from February to December 2009; Part of the Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tapes no. U-1979, U-1980, U-1983, U-1986, U-1988, U-1989, U-1990, U-2008, U-2025, U-2026, U-2028, U-2032, U-2033, U-2037, U-2042
Abstract Legendary Utah-based climber Jeff Lowe talks about his experience and observations on the development of climbing gear. Lowe did not just observe major significant developments that pushed the sport further; he was an innovative and driving force behind them. From shoes to portaledges, and his first soft-shell jacket which changed everything for regulating body temperature, Lowe maintains that all along climbing and the desire to climb in new places remained the primary motivation to create new gear. Working with Lowe Alpine, Lowe Pro, Asolo, La Sportiva and Latok, Lowe mentions specific projects, other climbers like Chouinard, and particularly how he enjoyed working with his brother Greg over the years. Lowe recounts his early climbing instruction through family members, clubs and work with Colorado Outward Bound. Lowe began the International Alpine School, the American Mountain Guides Association, created climbing festivals and competitions, authored instructional books and videos and asserts the importance of teaching an appropriate attitude as well as technique. Lowe made several big mountain climbing films with his brother Greg and addressed any challenge. He became the father of ice-climbing at the Winter X Games by virtue of creating the first artificial ice wall for competition. Unable to find equally capable peers to climb with, Lowe eventually began to mentor and climb with some of the world´s most talented younger climbers like Alex Lowe and Catherine Destivelle. Lowe also gives his take on indoor climbing gyms and the real experience. Project: Outdoor Recreation. Interviewers: Matt Basso, Greg Thompson, John Worsencroft, Cheri Daily.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Digital Image © 2015 Utah State Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Metadata Cataloger Daniel Patterson; Matt Brunsvik; Anna Neatrour; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display.
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Topic Mountaineers; Rock climbing; Outdoor recreation; Mountaineering; Snow and ice climbing
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2015-11-10
ID 839565
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