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Conrad Anker (born November 27, 1962) is an American rock climber, mountaineer, and author. He was the team leader of The North Face climbing team for 26 years until 2018.[2] In 1999, he located George Mallory's body on Everest as a member of a search team looking for the remains of the British climber.[3] Anker suffered a heart attack in 2016 during an attempted ascent of Lunag Ri with David Lama. Anker was flown via helicopter to Kathmandu where he received emergency surgery.[4] Afterwards he retired from high altitude mountaineering, but otherwise he continues his work.[5] He lives in Bozeman, Montana.[6]

Conrad Anker
Conrad Anker - 2016.jpg
Conrad Anker photo from Yellowstone National Park flier
Born (1962-11-27) November 27, 1962 (age 56)
NationalityUSA
Alma materUniversity of Utah
OccupationRock climber, mountaineer, author
Spouse(s)Jennifer Lowe-Anker

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Ascents and expeditionsEdit

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

WritingsEdit

  • 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. American Alpine Club. 42 (64): 36–38. ISBN 0-930410-43-2.
  • Anker, Conrad (1998). "With You in Spirit". American Alpine Journal. American Alpine Club. 40 (72): 140–145. ISBN 0-930410-78-5.
  • Anker, Conrad; David Roberts (2001) [1999]. The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mt. Everest. New York, NY, USA: Simon and Schuster / Touchstone. ISBN 0-684-87151-3.

FilmsEdit

  • Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (2001)
  • Light of the Himalaya (2006). At the heart of the planet's most formidable mountain range live people who suffer from the highest rates of cataract blindness on the planet. The North Face athletes join eye surgeons from Nepal and America in hopes of making a difference. The 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, an HDTV documentary film with Rush HD and The North Face. In October 1999, Alex Lowe and Conrad Anker were buried by an avalanche in the Tibetan Himalaya. Anker barely survived the avalanche, but was overcome with survivor's guilt. In the months following the tragedy, he worked to comfort Lowe's widow, and eventually they unexpectedly found love.
  • The Wildest Dream (2010), IMAX, directed by Anthony Geffen, Altitude Films, US distribution, National Geographic Entertainment releasing.
  • Meru, a 2015 documentary film about climbing the Shark's fin route
  • National Parks Adventure (2016), a short IMAX film/documentary by MacGillivray Freeman about the National Park Service.
  • Lunag Ri (2016), a documentary film by Joachim Hellinger about the attempted ascend of the Lunag Ri by Conrad Anker and David Lama

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Conrad Anker". Desert Island Discs. June 9, 2013. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Hilaree Nelson Replaces Conrad Anker as TNF Team Captain". Archived from the original on Jul 17, 2018.
  3. ^ NOVA Online|Lost on Everest|The Day Mallory Was Found
  4. ^ "Exclusive: Celebrated Mountaineer Suffers Heart Attack at 20,000 Feet". National Geographic. Archived from the original on Jun 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "Conrad Anker Is Not Done Climbing". Outside. Archived from the original on Apr 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "Watch: Conrad Anker Guides Us Through His Montana Hometown". gearjunkie.com. Archived from the original on Nov 24, 2018.
  7. ^ Anker, Conrad (1988). "Gumbies on Gurney". American Alpine Journal. NYC, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. 30 (62): 69–75. ISBN 0-930410-33-5.
  8. ^ Anker, Conrad (1990). "Hunter's Northwest Face". American Alpine Journal. American Alpine Club. 42 (64): 36–38. ISBN 0-930410-43-2.
  9. ^ "First Ascent Info". Bigwall dot Com. Retrieved 6 February 2008.
  10. ^ Anker, Conrad; David Roberts (2000). The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest. Simon and Schuster. p. 100. ISBN 0-7432-0192-2.
  11. ^ Bjornstad, Eric (1996). Desert Rock: Rock Climbs in the National Parks. Evergreen, CO, USA: Chockstone press. p. 67. ISBN 0-934641-92-7.
  12. ^ "Cerro y Agujas del Cordon Torre". Climbing in Patagonia. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  13. ^ Anker, Conrad (1998). "With You in Spirit". American Alpine Journal. American Alpine Club. 40 (72): 140–145. ISBN 0-930410-78-5.
  14. ^ Krakauer, Jon; Wiltsie, Gordon (February 1998). "On the Edge of Antarctica: Queen Maud Land". National Geographic Magazine: 46–69. Retrieved 28 May 2009.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ Huber, Alex; Thomas Huber (1998). The American Alpine Journal. American Alpine Club. pp. 34–42. ISBN 0-930410-78-5.
  16. ^ Schneider, Steve (1998). The American Alpine Journal. American Alpine Club. p. 187. ISBN 0-930410-78-5.
  17. ^ "The Himalayan Cataract Project team Summits Cholatste". MountEverest.net. ExplorersWeb. 12 May 2005. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
  18. ^ Coley, Mariah. "Shark's Fin Full Report". Retrieved 8 October 2012.
  19. ^ Potts, Maryanne. "Beyond The Edge".
  20. ^ "David R. Brower Award Winners". The American Alpine Club. Archived from the original on Mar 29, 2019.
  21. ^ "2016 Golden Pitons: Lifetime Achievement". climbing.com. Archived from the original on Mar 29, 2019.
  22. ^ "2017 HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS". The University of Utah. Archived from the original on Jun 2, 2019.
  23. ^ "Climbing Legend Conrad Anker to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award, Speak at Cody Ice Festival in February". codyyellowstone.org. Archived from the original on Jun 28, 2019.
  24. ^ "The Cody Ice Fest is thrilled to..." facebook.com. Archived from the original on Jun 28, 2019.

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