Jeff Lowe, left, watches closely as his granddaughter Valentina, 4, climbs a rock with help from Connie Self at Eldorado Canyon State Park in Eldorado Springs, CO on May 6, 2014. Jeff Lowe, who was one of the most important and influential American mountain climbers, credited with bringing ice climbing to the US and for inventing the “mixed climbing” style, has been battling Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, since 2000. He was a visionary climber who made over 1000 first ascents. Photo by Helen H. Richardson #climbing #bigrocksrock #outdoors #coloradolife #coloradolove #als #lougehrings


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