On Episode 193, I sit down with American alpine legend, George Lowe. George grew up in Ogden, Utah, among an extended family of climbers, skiers, river runners that included his equally legendary cousin, Jeff. A self-described dork, George found a home among the small counter culture of climbing and began using his problem solving skills on the granite of the Wasatch and the Tetons at a fairly early age. Decades later at 75, Lowe’s resumé rivals any American mountaineer with winter ascents in the Tetons, first ascents of many “last great problem” type routes throughout the Canadian Rockies and Alaska and finally the Himalayas. Despite his maniacal effort to downplay his achievements, this episode solidifies what we already know: George Lowe is one of the best to ever climb – and also may or may not have helped with denuclearization.
Slideshow images courtesy of Michael Kennedy.
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6 Replies to “Episode 193: George Lowe III – A Fortunate Man.”
Sorry but I cannot see the “play” button on this…
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This was great. For those of us getting older but more determined. Thanks Kalous for sending this one!
Thanks Chris. Really appreciate your interviews of the legendary (old guys) climbers. Man, what stories they can tell.
My favorite, or at least top 3.. Well done.
Hard to sum up a life in the mountains in an hour, but George did well.
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