As a child, comprehending your family’s story might seem cut and dry. Unusual circumstances might even feel unremarkable if it’s all you have ever known — even if your family’s history is well-known. On October 5, 1999, legendary climber Alex Lowe was tragically lost in a deadly avalanche on the Himalayan peak Mount Shishapangma. Miraculously surviving the avalanche was Alex’s best friend, climbing partner and renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker, who went on to marry Alex’s widow and help raise his three sons. This courageous, messy, intimate story of the blended Lowe-Anker family exposes grief, vulnerability, woundedness, misplaced guilt and ultimately — healing. As director Max Lowe steps out of his father’s shadow, he discovers a sense of acceptance and forgiveness. Bring Kleenex.
- Max Lowe
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