We will miss you, Jess!

We didn’t want to believe it and were so unfathomably sad when our worst fear was realised: Jess Roskelley, David Lama and Hansjörg Auer lost their lives in an avalanche on Howse Peak in Banff National Park.

We mourn their loss and send our deepest condolences to their families, friends and the entire global climbing community.

We had the honour to have Jess on the LOWA PRO Team and will miss him terribly.

Jess Roskelley was the first American athlete on the LOWA PRO Team and was particularly known for his expeditions in Alaska. Raised in Spokane, Washington, alpinism and climbing were a big part of his life since he was young. He was practically born into the outdoors and the mountains. As the son of John Roskelley, who undertook numerous expeditions in the Himalaya in the 70s and 80s, he gained a fascination quite early for the highest mountains of the world. Jess was not only a part of our LOWA Team but also a good friend!

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.