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  EverestHistory.com: 2 time Everest Summiter Alex Lowe


Tragically, Alex Lowe’s life was taken in 1999 during an avalanche on Shishapangma in Tibet on October 5th. At age 41 he was considered by many to be American’s finest climber. It was a title he shrugged with modesty. Among his climbing achievements are two Everest ascents (10/4/1990 & 5/10/1993), the North Ridge of K2 climb, the Aksu Range in Kyrgyzstan, Gasherbrum IV climb, and the Great Trango Tower in Pakistan.

Within the States he had climbed 11 routes on El Capitan and Mt. McKinley, along with many difficult winter climbs in the Tetons. He also made many speed ascents while living in the Tetons and working for Exum Guides. In 1994 he won an International Speed Climbing Competition in Kyrgzstan, and the American Alpine Club honored him with the Underhill Award in 1995.

Alex made many fist ascents in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. He considered Antarctica to be the most dramatic landscape he’d ever experienced. He was thrilled by the number of unexplored peaks and the seemingly sterile nature. 

Alex grew up in Montana. He attributed his love for the mountains to his parents who took him and his siblings on countless family backpacking trips through the Bear Tooth Wilderness, Bob Marshall and the Missions. Above all Alex was a family man. He is survived by his wife and three sons. One of his most cherished achievements was climbing the Grand Teton with his 10yr old son, just shortly before making his final trip to Tibet.

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