Conrad Anker

Conrad Anker
Conrad Anker - 2016.jpg
Conrad Anker photo from Yellowstone National Park flier
Born (1962-11-27) November 27, 1962 (age 58)
Alma materUniversity of Utah
OccupationRock climber, mountaineer, author
Spouse(s)Jennifer Lowe-Anker

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 widow maker heart attack in 2016 during an attempted ascent of Lunag Ri with David Lama. Anker was flown via air ambulance to Kathmandu where he underwent emergent coronary angioplasty with a stent placed in his proximal left anterior descending artery.[4] Afterwards he retired from high altitude mountaineering, but otherwise he continues his work.[5] He lives in Bozeman, Montana.[6]

  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". Archived from the original on Nov 24, 2018.

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