If one were to state: “Jeff Lowe was the most bad ass alpine climber to ever walk the planet” one might not get any push back on that.

Jeff was the inspiration for SushiFest. He made a comment on “The Taco” (climbing forum) in 2007 and a few months later SushiFest IV:XX 2007 happened. Jeff committed to attending. I was super excited to finally meet a climbing legend and someone who inspired me to be a better climber.

But here’s the rub…

He showed up needing a wheel chair.

His story is not secret. I was shocked. I had no idea he was dealing with a rare neurological disorder that I believe to this day was never diagnosed. Jeff passed in 2018 – the same day as Tom Frost. http://www.alpinist.com/…/newswire-tom-frost-jeff-lowe…

That fact isn’t lost on the climbing tribe.