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An Evening Celebrating Jeff Lowe

January 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$12 – $15

Join GARNA, Salida Mountain Sports, and Metanoia producer and manager Connie Self for the Salida premier of “Metanoia”, a film event showcasing Jeff Lowe’s unparalleled solo climb of the north face of the Eiger. Rock and Ice Magazine called Jeff Lowe “the greatest Alpinist of a Generation”, other’s referred to him as the “most accomplished and most important climber in North American History.” Jeff pioneered a mind boggling 1,000 first ascents before spending the last years of his life in a wheel chair with a disease similar to ALS. Jeff passed away on August 24, 2018. Featuring a bonus short of a 1978 American ascent of Ama Dablam by Jeff Lowe, Tom Frost and local climber and filmmaker Rob Dubin.  Come celebrate outdoor adventure and the life of Jeff Lowe with Connie Self and Rob Dubin, who will be on-hand for a Q & A session after the features.  Tickets are available for online purchase below, or at Salida Mountain Sports.


Jeff Lowe’s “Metanoia” transcends the experience of the film itself, inspiring others to look at life and struggles differently and seek out their own Metanoia”.  Anyone who has ever faced a challenge will get something from this movie.  “Metanoia” is an epic adventure of one man’s journey from the top of the world to the end of the line. Jeff helped make climbing what it is today, through technical innovation and more than a thousand first ascents, including the north face of the Eiger, featured in this film where he experienced a spiritual transformation. Jeff’s story inspires us all, as he brings the creativity and strength that characterized his climbing career to his final challenge: his own mortality.

“‘Metanoia’ is an inspiring account of a visionary climber’s life, yet it is so much more than a climbing film. It is a tale of heroism and redemption, set against the colorful canvas of mountains. The story is more powerful for allowing us to see the vulnerable, flawed Lowe. This glimpse into his once troubled psyche helps us relate to him as a fellow human, and offers hope. Within all of us is the capacity to face adversity and inner demons, and harness our true potential.” — National Geographic Exploration & Adventure Blog “Metanoia: A Climbing Film About an Extraordinary Life” by Avery Stonich.

To read more about Jeff, go to

Local climber and filmmaker Rob Dubin was fortunate enough to climb with and film Jeff on an ascent of Ama Dablam in 1979.  Ama Dablam is close to Everest in the Himalaya and is often referred to as the most beautiful mountain in the world.   Anyone who has trekked to the Thyangboche Monastery in Nepal is familiar with the view of magnificent Ama Dablam dominating the Khumbu skyline. The resulting 15 minute film, featuring Jeff Lowe, Tom Frost, and Rob, will open the film event on January 18 at A Church in Salida Doors open at 6 pm, films start at 6:30 pm.

Tickets are sold out!  Moonlight Pizza, Soulcraft beer and Vino Salida wines will be available for purchase throughout the night.  Door and raffle prizes from Salida Mountain Sports and Gnarcissist sunglasses will be awarded to lucky winners present at the event.  All purchases help support important stewardship initiatives in the Upper Arkansas Valley.


January 18, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$12 – $15
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A Church
419 D. Street
Salida, CO 81201 United States
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Salida Mountain Sports

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PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201

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