Alex Lowe Quotes
Stewart Alexander "Alex" Lowe (24 December 1958 – 5 October 1999) was an American mountaineer. He has been described as inspiring "...a whole generation of climbers and explorers with his uncontainable enthusiasm, legendary training routines, and significant ascents of rock climbs, ice climbs, and mountains all over the world...". He died in an avalanche in Tibet. The Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation honors his legacy
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Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.
There are two kinds of climbers, those who climb because their heart sings when they're in the mountains, and all the rest.
“It's the journey toward doing these harder climbs that really gives value to the whole activity of climbing.”
“Inspiring passion in family and friends has more enduring value than just staying alive for them.”
“When you remove the risk, you remove the challenge. When you remove the challenge, you wither on the vine.”
“Rather than being a risk-taker as such, I consider myself and my climbing peers to be risk-controllers, and we just enjoy being in this situation and keeping risk at a reasonable level.”
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
“It's wonderful to be back. Back among the mountains that remind us of our vulnerability, our ultimate lack of control over the world we live in. Mountains that demand humility, and yield so much peace in return.”
“This trip is about friendship, being in the hills with good friends and focusing on everyone's goals and aspirations.”
“I often start into these trips knowing that there's an underlying purpose that transcends merely climbing a peak.”
“You never know everything there is to know about climbing; the mountains are too varied and the weather changes too often.”