Conrad Anker

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Conrad Anker
Born (1962-11-27) November 27, 1962 (age 51)
California, United States
Occupation Rock climber, mountaineer, author
Spouse(s) Jennifer Lowe-Anker
from the BBC programme Desert Island Discs, June 9, 2013.[1]

Conrad Anker (born November 27, 1962) is an American rock climber, mountaineer, and author famous for his challenging ascents in the high Himalaya and Antarctica. He is the team leader of The North Face climbing team. In 1999, he located George Mallory's body on Everest as a member of a search team looking for the remains of the legendary British climber.[2] He lives in Bozeman, Montana.[3]

Ascents and expeditions of note[edit]

Anker has also climbed notable routes in Yosemite Valley (California), Zion National Park (Utah), Baffin Island (Canada), and the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica.

Writings[edit]

  • Anker, Conrad (1988). "Gumbies on Gurney". American Alpine Journal (NYC, NY, USA: American Alpine Club) 30 (62): 69–75. ISBN 0-930410-33-5. 
  • Anker, Conrad (1990). "Hunter's Northwest Face". American Alpine Journal (NYC, NY, USA: American Alpine Club) 42 (64): 36–38. ISBN 0-930410-43-2. 
  • Anker, Conrad (1998). "With You in Spirit". American Alpine Journal (Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club) 40 (72): 140–145. ISBN 0-930410-78-5. 
  • Anker, Conrad; David Roberts (2001 (original 1999)). The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mt. Everest. New York, NY, USA: Simon and Schuster / Touchstone. ISBN 0-684-87151-3. 

Films[edit]

  • Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (2001).
  • Light of the Himalaya (2006) is a 9 time Award-winning documentary film by Michael Brown, produced by David D'Angelo in collaboration with Rush HD and The North Face. At the heart the most formidable mountain range on earth lives a gracious people who suffer from the highest rates of cataract blindness on the planet. The North Face athlete team joins eye surgeons from Nepal and America in hopes of making a difference. This spectacular film follows the doctors' work on the Himalayan Cataract Project all the way to the summit of a 21,000-foot Himalayan giant.
  • The Endless Knot (2007), directed by Michael Brown and produced by David D'Angelo, is an HDTV documentary film with The North Face and Rush HD. In October 1999 best friends Alex Lowe and Conrad Anker were overcome by an avalanche in the Tibetan Himalaya. Conrad barely survived the avalanche and soon began to suffer from Survivor's Guilt. In the months following the tragedy, Conrad and Alex's widow, Jennifer tried to comfort each other and unexpectedly found love. Now their bond is tested as Alex's three boys try to accept Conrad as a father. Alex's death was but one of many tragedies that unfold when families lose loved ones in the mountains. The celebrated high altitude Sherpa families suffer this same fate. In honor of Alex's legacy Jennifer and Conrad seek meaning beyond tragedy with a mountaineering school for Sherpas and high altitude workers.
  • The Wildest Dream (2010), IMAX, directed by Anthony Geffen, Altitude Films, US distribution, National Geographic Entertainment releasing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conrad Anker". Desert Island Discs. June 9, 2013. BBC Radio 4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b02lrl30. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  2. ^ NOVA Online | Lost on Everest | The Day Mallory Was Found
  3. ^ Anker, Conrad (March 14, 2011). "Conrad Anker: Sustainability a Driving Force in Today's Business World". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Retrieved July 21, 2011.  see note at bottom
  4. ^ Anker, Conrad (1988). "Gumbies on Gurney". American Alpine Journal (NYC, NY, USA: American Alpine Club) 30 (62): 69–75. ISBN 0-930410-33-5. 
  5. ^ Anker, Conrad (1990). "Hunter's Northwest Face". American Alpine Journal (NYC, NY, USA: American Alpine Club) 42 (64): 36–38. ISBN 0-930410-43-2. 
  6. ^ "First Ascent Info". Bigwall dot Com. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  7. ^ Anker, Conrad; David Roberts (2000). The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest. Simon and Schuster. p. 100. ISBN 0-7432-0192-2. 
  8. ^ Bjornstad, Eric (1996). Desert Rock: Rock Climbs in the National Parks. Evergreen, CO, USA: Chockstone press. p. 67. ISBN 0-934641-92-7. 
  9. ^ "Cerro y Agujas del Cordon Torre". Climbing in Patagonia. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  10. ^ Anker, Conrad (1998). "With You in Spirit". American Alpine Journal (Golden, CO, USA: American Alpine Club) 40 (72): 140–145. ISBN 0-930410-78-5. 
  11. ^ Krakauer, Jon; Wiltsie, Gordon (February 1998). "On the Edge of Antarctica: Queen Maud Land". National Geographic Magazine: 46–69. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  12. ^ Huber, Alex; Thomas Huber (1998). The American Alpine Journal. New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. pp. 34–42. ISBN 0-930410-78-5. 
  13. ^ Schneider, Steve (1998). The American Alpine Journal. New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. p. 187. ISBN 0-930410-78-5. 
  14. ^ "The Himalayan Cataract Project team Summits Cholatste". MountEverest.net. ExplorersWeb. 12 May 2005. Retrieved 1 Sep 2009. 
  15. ^ Coley, Mariah. "Shark's Fin Full Report". Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  16. ^ Potts, Maryanne. "Beyond The Edge". 

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