Date(s) - 01/18/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
GARNA and Salida Mountain Sports, present the award-winning documentary film Metanoia featuring Jeff Lowe and his unparalleled solo climb of the north face of the Eiger, on Friday January 18 at A Church. From the top of the world to the end of the line, the film follows the extraordinary life and climbs of the legendary alpinist. Narrated by New York Times best-selling author Jon Krakauer, produced by Jeff Lowe’s partner, Connie Self, and directed by Jim Aikman. Metanoia is a story of a legendary athlete’s rise to the top of his sport and devastating fall from grace that precipitated perhaps the boldest solo mountain climb in history. Jeff embraced a debilitating disease with the same vision, courage and grace that he brought to his climbing, but passed away in August, 2018. Lowe helped make climbing what it is today through technical innovations and inspired teaching. With more than a thousand visionary first ascents, his mark on the industry will never be forgotten.
Sponsored by Salida Mountain Sports, the event will take place at A Church, 419 D St. with doors opening at 6:00pm. A film short of the 1978 American ascent of Ama Dablan by Jeff Lowe, Tom Frost, and local climber and filmmaker, Rob Dubin will kick off the event at 6:30pm followed by a short intermission. The main feature, “Metanoia” will begin at 7:30pm, ending with a Q & A period with film producer Connie Self and Rob Dubin. Moonlight Pizza, Soulcraft beer and Vino Salida wines will be available for purchase. Raffle and drawing prizes will be given throughout the evening. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and may be purchased in person at Salida Mountain Sports or through the GARNA website at: https://garna.org/calendar/metanoia-a-climbing-film-celebrating-the-life-of-jeff-lowe/.
This event is handicap accessible and open to the public. If special assistance is required or for more information, please contact the GARNA office a few days in advance at 719-539-5106, Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm.