Jennifer Lowe-Anker is the wife of the veteran rock climber and mountaineer Conrad Anker. She was previously married to the legendary mountaineer Alex Lowe. However, during his expeditions in the world’s 14th highest mountain, Shishapangma, Lowe lost his life to an avalanche.
Besides being known for her significant others, Jennifer is also a renowned visual artist and author. Her colorful paintings reflecting the liveliness of landscapes and other various subjects have even made it to the collection of Patagonia. She has also held more than twenty-two shows of her work.
Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Date of birth
|Place of birth
|Missoula, Montana, USA
|Missoula, Montana, USA
|Bozeman, Montana, USA
|Totsye Higgins Daly Madsen
|Jan Daly, Paula Daly, and
|Max Anker, Issac Anker and
|Visual Artist and Author
Jennifer’s Net Worth
Jennifer started organizing art exhibitions soon after graduating from college. And she created a successful career for herself as an artist.
So, despite not knowing her exact net worth, it is still safe to assume that she has decent earnings.
Jennifer’s Personal Life and Family
The talented artist was born and raised in Missoula Montana. She is one of the four daughters of Paul and Totsye.
She and her sisters were raised with utmost care and spent their childhood riding horses and working in fields.
The family has gone through some very tough times but has always been there for each other.
In 1999, when Jennifer lost her first husband, Alex Lowe, her family stood beside her. They consoled and gave her all the strength to her and her three sons.
But, luck struck her again as she lost her mother to cancer in 2001. If this was not cruel enough, she even lost her sister, Jan, and her father in the coming years.
Jennifer’s life has not been anything but tragic. However, she has stood tall with the support of her second husband and her three sons from her first husband.
Despite going through such hard times, her family was always there for her. She shares a very close bond with her sons and current husband.
Jennifer Husband and Relationships
Jennifer was previously married to the best climber of his generation, Alex Lowe. She was married to him for several years and had three sons.
When she met Lowe for the first time, he was as wild as a beast, and she never thought they could even have a relationship.
However, eventually, they started seeing each other, and when Lowe popped the question, she immediately said yes.
They married and even had a happy family with their three sons, but life had other things planned for them.
In 1999, Lowe was crossing a flat glacier during an expedition in Shishapangma when a block of glacial ice broke and fell, causing an avalanche.
In the expedition, fellow climber Conrad, Anker, and national paragliding champion, David Bridges accompanied Lowe.
Both Lowe and Bridges lost their lives, but Anker survived the incident with a head injury, dislocated shoulder, and two broken ribs.
Because of this incident, Jennifer lost her husband, and Anker lost someone he called brother.
Both Jennifer and Anker were grieving, and in this time of grief, they found comfort in each other.
They had met each other several times through Lowe, but the grief of the incident brought them closer.
Despite Jennifer being a widow and Anker having a fiancée, they developed feelings.
The two soon started dating and got married on April 6, 2001. During this time, Anker even became close to three sons of Jennifer from her first marriage.
Over the years, all three children became close to Anker and finally got adopted by Anker.
Though Jennifer lost her first husband, she has rebuilt her family with Anker and her three sons.
Jennifer has not shared much about her high school and schools before that.
But, she has shared that she is a graduate of Montana State University and completed her college in 1987.
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Jennifer started her career as an artist after graduating from college.
She worked as an artist and created paintings using landscapes, animals, and her surroundings as the subject.
To this day, she has held more than twenty-two exhibitions. Many big names like Jeff Bridges, Michael Keaton, etc., have included her works in their collections.
Along with being an artist, Jennifer is also a great author. She has published her book titled Forget Me Not, which received the National Outdoor Book Award.
In the book, she talks about her life with Lowe and her sufferings after his death. She has also talked about her new beginning with Anker.
Besides her art and books, Jennifer is also the president of the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation, which she started in memory of her late husband, Lowe.
Through her foundation, she has established the Khumbu Climbing School in Nepal.
She has also worked in several documentaries like Torn, which her eldest son directed.
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