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Amongst the Mountaineering Mighty

Published: 26 Nov 2014

Jeff Lowe & Chris Bonington

The aftermath of The Kendal Mountain Festival offered some incredible opportunities before the famous names disappeared to the far corners of the planet. For my family the greatest event was the UK film premier of 'Metanoia' which celebrates the life of the legendary American climber Jeff Lowe. Jeff has ALS and is now confined to a wheelchair and requires hospice accommodation. The Leonard Cheshire home at Holehird in Windermere provided for his needs and Jeff generously arranged a special screening for the residents, staff and one special guest, Sir Chris Bonington. For my daughter Kathryn who is an enthusiastic climber the opportunity to meet these two legendary figures has made her climbing year. They were both so encouraging and happy to share their love and appreciation of wild places. The camera was in the car and this one is just for the family album.

Jeff Lowe - Metanoia