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Jeff Lowe's backpack retrieved Eiger Metanoia

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Contents revealed on ST:

 

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1465850/Contents-of-Jeff-Lowes-Pack-Revealed-after-20-years

 

"On Saturday, April 2, 2011, Jeff opened the backpack and withdrew the contents one by one, along with a gritty sand like material…, which turned out to be oxidized aluminum.

 

• 1 white Scott motorized goggles (a fan for defogging)

• 1 Thermarest stuff sack

• 6 Mazda AA alkaline batteries

• 1 Vau De prototype jacket designed by Jeff Lowe

• 1 Pair of wool socks

• 1 carabiner

• 1 small black stuff sack

• 1 pair glove liners

• 1 pair very thin/light glove liners

• 1 medium blue stuff sack

• 1 lithium battery dated 1/91

• 1 Black Diamond Red Lithium Battery Headlamp

• 1 Medium sized food bag (pretty trashed, but one Mars Bar and one snickers bar remained intact)

• 1 small black stove bag

• 1 large pink stuff sack for pots

• 1 hanging stove made by Jeff Lowe

• 2 nested pots, oxidized through on one side

• 1 potholder

• 1 small purple plastic cup

• 1 Ziploc bag

• 1 fuel canister

• 1 16 oz. white plastic Nalgene pee bottle

• 1 small zip lock with small roll of TP intact

• 1 compass

• 1 silver insulated water bottle bag

• 1 large purple stuff sack

• 1 medium blue stuff sack

• 1 pink and beige zippered side pocket

• 1 small pouch with repair kit

• 1 small clear plastic box with assorted safety pins (10+)

• 1 small tube sun cream

• 1 small film canister with a tissue and 3 pills - disintegrating

• 1 glasses case with signature Jeff Lowe glasses, large, thick lenses with a Croakies attached to them

• 1 small can of vitamin C tabs

• 1 2” roll of medical tape

• 1 cut off 8” metal mill bastard file

• 1 extra ice pick (unattached)

• 1 hammerhead (unattached)

• 1 shovel head

• 1 green HelSport one man bivy tent with poles

• 1 black Vau De compression stuff sack

• 1 pink and purple Vau De sleeping bag (still frozen) "

 

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Vaude I think...

 

I heard that you are suppose to insert a :grin: a :) or a :lmao: when you are joking. Everyone knows that Jeff Lowe was one of the premier pack designers and Mfg in the world way back when. Better than anything, much better than some cheap assed VAude made in China crap. In fact my old climbing partner had that very pack. Even the same colour! I had an old beater ripped up Millet with very thin straps that cause excessive pain which I tried to ignore while I looked over at Bobs very cushy work of art everytime the going got tough: back when I was young.

 

These days, as the picture indicates, Jeff is retired, in a wheelchair, and Lowe packs are not the shit, more like shit, and Grahams amazing Cilogear packs rules the big mountains and hardman routes.

 

ie, times have changed. Got to go, the king is bringing over my old guidebooks I loaned him in @ 5 min! Woot! Going climbing Thursday boyz! Cya!

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Apparently wrong, bill... From the photo list on the first post of the ST thread in the OP of this thread:

 

Jeff Lowe's Vau De backpack after 20 years frozen into the Eiger

Up until 1991, all Vau De backpacks were manufactured in Germany.

Since Jeff's climb was in 1991, the same year that VauDe opened their Chinese manufacturing facility, it is more likely than not that Jeff had his pack before then, and hence it was manufactured in Germany, NOT China. I'm grasping at some rational thought and logic here, but I'm jus' sayin'...

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damn, the mars bars and snickers survived... even Eiger snaffle rats won't eat that shit. of course, there was no horsecock left in the pack.

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Why does anyone care what was in Lowe's pack? OMG climbing gear!!! OMG...a corroded pot!! What is the archeological significance here? Am I missing something?

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Why does anyone care what was in Lowe's pack? OMG climbing gear!!! OMG...a corroded pot!! What is the archeological significance here? Am I missing something?

 

you're supposed to get excited and give the filmmakers money

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Yes, he is that now. Needs two canes or a wheelchair to get around.

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Actually, Jeff did not do the designing on the packs but his brother Greg was the designer. Greg also did the design of the Lowe hardware.

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Wasn't Jeff involved in designing clothing and gear through Latok?

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Jeff Lowe opens his backpack 20 years later

 

Edited by Zoran

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