Filmmaker reveals father's best friend  goes on to marry mother

Son of ‘world’s greatest rock climber’ 에 죽은 사람 1999 avalanche says he’s never been able to accept his father’s best friend who survived the tragedy and got together with his mother three months later as his stepdad

  • Alex Lowe was regarded as the world’s greatest mountain climber before death
  • 그, 40, and his cameraman, 29, were swept away by an avalanche in 1999
  • Conrad Anker was climbing with Lowe and Bridges at the time and survived
  • Conrad went on to marry Alex’s widow Jenni and adopted their three sons
  • New documentary Torn, created by their eldest son, is released on January 21
  • Delves into the trauma of the accident and complex relationships in the family
  • The filmmaker son of ‘the world’s greatest rockclimberwho was swept to death in an avalanche has revealed the trauma of his father’s climbing partner marrying his mother in a new documentary.

    Alex Lowe, 40, known jokingly as Lungs With Legs for his incredible strength and stamina, was regarded as the world’s greatest mountain climber in the 1990s.

    He and his friend David Bridges, 29, were swept to their death by a Himalayan avalanche in October 1999 while a third climber, Conrad Anker, 나는 내가 태어난 곳을 사랑한다.

    Alex’s widow Jenni, who lives in Bozeman, 루퍼트 머독, 2억8000만 달러 인수, grew closer to marry Conrad, with her young son Max walking in on them kissing just three months after his death.

    2 년 후, the couple married and Conrad adopted their three sons, 최대, 보험사는 그녀의 아버지에게 그녀의 부상이 사고가 아니라서 그녀의 의료비를 지불할 수 없다고 알렸다., and Samthough Max never changed his name to include Conrad’s name Anker.

    In Torn, a documentary set to be released today, Max details how his family recovered from the trauma of the accident and the marriage of Jenni and Conrad.

    말하기 태양, Max explained how he questioned how quickly his mother had moved on with Conrad, while also questioning why his father’s best friend remained in their life, 속담: ‘Was he maybe stuck with us because of his survivor’s guilt?’

    Max Lowe, son of 'the world's greatest rockclimber' Alex Lowe who was swept to death in an avalanche, has revealed the trauma of his father's climbing partner marrying his mother in a new documentary (사진, '정말 살이 쪘어요. 치과 간호사로 오랜 시간 일했고 적어도 하루에 한 번은 맥도날드를 먹었습니다., Jennifer and their sons Max, Sam and Isaac stand for a family photo the year before Alex's death)

    Max Lowe, son of ‘the world’s greatest rockclimberAlex Lowe who was swept to death in an avalanche, has revealed the trauma of his father’s climbing partner marrying his mother in a new documentary (사진, '정말 살이 쪘어요. 치과 간호사로 오랜 시간 일했고 적어도 하루에 한 번은 맥도날드를 먹었습니다., Jennifer and their sons Max, Sam and Isaac stand for a family photo the year before Alex’s death)

    Three months after Alex's death, and Jenni and Conrad's relationship blossomed and they were married in 2001

    Three months after Alex’s death, and Jenni and Conrad’s relationship blossomed and they were married in 2001

    In Torn, a moving documentary set to be released today, Max details how his family recovered from the trauma of the accident and the marriage of Lexi and Conrad (함께 사진, Conrad with Max, Sam and Isaac)

    In Torn, a moving documentary set to be released today, Max details how his family recovered from the trauma of the accident and the marriage of Lexi and Conrad (함께 사진, Conrad with Max, Sam and Isaac)

    Artist Jenni explained how she thought Alex was a ‘wild thingupon their first meeting, and didn’t expect the relationship to last,

    But when he proposed, she immediately said yes.

    당시, Alex was considered one of the world’s best rockclimbers.

    He had made difficult climbs all over the world, including Nepal’s Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru, and twice reached the summit of Mount Everest. In Peru, he climbed the southwest buttress of Taulliraju.

    He was credited with rescuing several climbers in Alaska in 1995, a year when six climbers died on Mount McKinley.

    Lowe (사진), known jokingly as Lungs With Legs for his incredible strength and stamina, was regarded as the world's greatest mountain climber at the time of his death

    Lowe (사진), known jokingly as Lungs With Legs for his incredible strength and stamina, was regarded as the world’s greatest mountain climber at the time of his death

    David and Conrad were close friends in the 1990s, taking on expeditions across the world together (pictured on peak of Mt Evans, Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica Austrat)

    David and Conrad were close friends in the 1990s, taking on expeditions across the world together (pictured on peak of Mt Evans, Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica Austrat)

    And when he signed a contract with outdoor apparel brand North Face, he became one of the first to make a living as an adrenaline athlete.

    데이비드, of Aspen, Colorado was an accomplished high-altitude climber and cinematographer as well as a two-time US paragliding champion.

    However the group’s adventures across the world meant there was little time left for family time.

    While Alex always carried a photograph of his family, he was like a ‘caged animalif he spent too long at home.

    10 월 1999, 데이비드, Conrad and Alex and six others were on an expedition to climb Shishapangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world.

    The group hoped to be the first American team to ski down a 26,000-foot peak, Rock And Ice magazine wrote.

    Alex had made difficult climbs all over the world, including Nepal's Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru, and twice reached the summit of Mount Everest. In Peru, he climbed the southwest buttress of Taulliraju

    Alex had made difficult climbs all over the world, including Nepal's Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru, and twice reached the summit of Mount Everest. In Peru, he climbed the southwest buttress of Taulliraju

    Alex had made difficult climbs all over the world, including Nepal’s Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru, and twice reached the summit of Mount Everest. In Peru, he climbed the southwest buttress of Taulliraju

    While Alex always carried a photograph of his family during expeditions, he was like a 'caged animal' if he spent too long at home

    While Alex always carried a photograph of his family during expeditions, he was like a ‘caged animalif he spent too long at home

    When Alex signed a contract with outdoor apparel brand North Face, he became one of the first to make a living as an adrenaline athlete (pictured in Antarctica in 1998)

    When Alex signed a contract with outdoor apparel brand North Face, he became one of the first to make a living as an adrenaline athlete (pictured in Antarctica in 1998)

    They were scouting out routes at about 19,000 feet when they saw a slab of snow break free 6,000 feet above them.

    당시, Alex had wished he was taking his three young sons to Disneyland rather than completing the expedition.

    David and Alex ran to the left, Outside magazine wrote, and were trapped under the snow.

    Conrad ran to the right downhill was thrown away and came out with a broken rib and injuries to the head, but was still able to walk.

    ‘From my perspective there was just this big white cloud, and then it settled and there was nothing there,’ he told Outside. ‘And it was just so massive and so big. There wasn’t that sense of closure.

    최대, 그때 10, during his climb of the Grand Teton that he did with his father the summer before his father's death

    최대, 그때 10, during his climb of the Grand Teton that he did with his father the summer before his father’s death

    10 월 1999, 데이비드, Conrad and Alex and six others were on an expedition to climb Shishapangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world (pictured months before his death in 1999)

    10 월 1999, 데이비드, Conrad and Alex and six others were on an expedition to climb Shishapangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world (pictured months before his death in 1999)

    Rescuers looked for Alex and David for 20 hours without success.

    Meanwhile Conradthe only survivor of the avalanchewas forced to phone Jenni to and tell her what had happened.

    콘래드, who was engaged at the time, grew closer to the family, taking the three children to Disneyland in Alex’s place.

    Three months on, and Jenni and Conrad’s relationship blossomed. They were wed two years later in 2001.

    말하기 타임즈, he explained how their relationship was met with criticism by some in the rock climbing community.

    그는 말했다: ‘People have their views one way or another. But our love was forged under duress and loss, and we were both in the grieving process.

    And while Conrad adopted the three boys, and Isaac and Sam embraced him into their family, Max found their relationship the hardest to accept (사진,  Sam with Conrad)

    And while Conrad adopted the three boys, and Isaac and Sam embraced him into their family, Max found their relationship the hardest to accept (사진, Sam with Conrad)

    The couple lived in Bozeman, 루퍼트 머독, 2억8000만 달러 인수, and ran the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation together.

    And while Conrad adopted the three boys, Max found their relationship the hardest to accept.

    He said the accident ‘broke his trust’, 첨가: ‘In my child’s mind I held that belief that everything would turn out alright in the end.

    ‘That Dad would come home from his adventures, which I looked up to him for ­living.

    ‘When he died I didn’t know how to extend that trust in all my relationships.

    Their bodies were found in May 2016 when two climbers attempting to ascend the 26,291-foot Shishapangma in Tibet discovered the remains of two people partially melting out of a glacier.

    Anker (왼쪽) survived the 1999 avalanche and came out with a broken rib and injuries to the head. He later married Lowe's widow Jennifer (권리) and adopted the couple's three sons

    Anker (왼쪽) survived the 1999 avalanche and came out with a broken rib and injuries to the head. He later married Lowe’s widow Jennifer (권리) and adopted the couple’s three sons

    Ueli Steck (왼쪽), from Switzerland, and David Goettler (권리), from Germany, called Conrad after finding the remains in 2016 and described their clothing and backpacks

    Ueli Steck (왼쪽), from Switzerland, and David Goettler (권리), from Germany, called Conrad after finding the remains in 2016 and described their clothing and backpacks

    The intimate new film from eldest son Max, captures the family's intense personal journey toward understanding as they finally lay him to rest (사진, hiking Alex Lowe Peak in Montana)

    The intimate new film from eldest son Max, captures the family’s intense personal journey toward understanding as they finally lay him to rest (사진, hiking Alex Lowe Peak in Montana)

    The climbers, David Goettler, from Germany, and Ueli Steck, from Switzerland, described the clothing and backpacks seen on the bodies to Anker, who concluded that the two were Bridges and Lowe, 성명은 말했다.

    당시, Jenni said: ‘Alex and David vanished, were captured and frozen in time.

    ‘Sixteen years of life has been lived and now they are found. We are thankful.

    The couple were in Kathmandu, 네팔, when Goettler and Steck called him from Tibet to tell him about the remains.

    The bodies were still encased in blue ice and had begun to emerge from the glacier when Goettler and Steck spotted them.

    Conrad said the discovery has brought him closure and relief.

    Conrad ice climbing up Hyalite outside of Bozeman, 루퍼트 머독, 2억8000만 달러 인수. Speaking about the discovery of his friend's bodies in 2016, he said it brought him closure and relief

    Conrad ice climbing up Hyalite outside of Bozeman, 루퍼트 머독, 2억8000만 달러 인수. Speaking about the discovery of his friend’s bodies in 2016, he said it brought him closure and relief

    부부, along with their three sons, travelled to Tibet to recover the bodies. There is now a memorial site for Alex and David (사진)

    부부, along with their three sons, travelled to Tibet to recover the bodies. There is now a memorial site for Alex and David (사진)

    그는 말했다 외부 magazine that although he hasn’t seen photos of the remains, he’s convinced they are those of Alex and David.

    ‘They were close to each other. Blue and red North Face backpacks. Yellow Koflach boots. It was all that gear from that time period. They were pretty much the only two climbers who were there,’ Conrad said.

    Jenni wrote in the last paragraph of her 2008 회상록, Forget Me Not: ‘Alex will melt out of the glacier one dayAnd I do not look forward to it.

    She told Outside magazine after the bodies were found: ‘I kind of never realized how quickly it would be that he’d melt out. I thought it might not be in my lifetime.

    부부, along with their three sons, travelled to Tibet to recover the bodies.

    ‘It’s never something you look forward to,’ Jenni told Outside. ‘To see the body of somebody you loved and cared about.

    ‘But there is a sense that we can put him to rest, and he’s not just disappeared now.

    Torn is released on January 21