About

Alex Lowe

Alex Lowe was not only one of the great alpinists of his time, he was also a man who had a remarkable impact on many of the people indigenous to the high mountain regions where his expeditions took him. Alex was blessed with many unique gifts including the ability to climb the world’s most challenging peaks, and the capability to connect with, and love, the people he met in some of the most remote areas of the world. His sheer enthusiasm for adventure and compassion for the difficult lives led by these people stands as a continuing inspiration for those who knew and admired Alex.

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The Foundation

The Foundation

The Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation (ALCF) is dedicated to preserving Alex Lowe's legacy by providing direction and financial support to sustainable, community-based humanitarian programs designed to help the people who live in remote regions of the world. This foundation carries on Alex's spirit of adventure.

ALCF Board of Directors

Jennifer Lowe-Anker, President
Jennifer Lowe-Anker, President
Jennifer established the ALCF in December of 1999 after the death of her late husband Alex Lowe. She is an artist and author residing in Bozeman, Montana with her husband, Conrad Anker.
Conrad Anker, Vice President
Conrad Anker, Vice President
World class mountaineer, Conrad Anker is a professional athlete, employed by The North Face. His resume of alpinism is augmented by conservation and humanitarian activism.
Pete Athans
Pete Athans

One of the world's foremost high-altitude mountaineers, Pete has summited Mount Everest seven times, and has appropriately earned the moniker "Mr. Everest". He and his wife Liesl Clark direct and oversee The Magic Yeti Libraries and Pete has taught and directed at KCC.

Gordon Wiltsie
Gordon Wiltsie
Doug Chabot
Doug Chabot
Accomplished alpinist and director of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center in Bozeman, Montana. Doug has served on the board of the AAC and resides in Bozeman.
Jon Krakauer
Jon Krakauer
Jon Krakauer is an accomplished mountaineer and renowned author of 'Into Thin Air' and 'Into the Wild', along with many other successful titles. Jon also serves on the board of the American Himalayan Foundation.
Dr. Steve Gipe
Dr. Steve Gipe
An emergency medical physician, Steve is a lifelong mountaineer who has ventured to the Himalaya many times and was attending physician on Eric Weihenmayer's blind ascent of Everest. He has taught mountain medicine at the Khumbu Climbing Center and resides in Bozeman, Montana.
Dr. Steve Mock
Dr. Steve Mock
Steve Mock is an accomplished alpinist and professor at University of Montana, Western in Dillon Montana where he resides. He is director of the Khumbu Climbing Center, a project of the ALCF. Donate