Mountaineering Legend Conrad Anker to Present at Big Sky Resort12/21/07
BIG SKY, MT- Mountaineering legend Conrad Anker will present A Climbing Retrospective; From the Big Walls of Yosemite to the Top of the World on Thursday, December 27 at 6 p.m. in the Talus Room in the Summit Hotel. The presentation will consist of a slideshow of images from Conrad's illustrious career and will benefit the Big Sky Ski Patrol fund.
Anker has made a specialty of climbing the most technically challenging terrain he can find. This search has taken him from the mountains of Alaska and Antarctica to the big walls of Patagonia and Baffin, to the massive peaks of the Himalaya.
In May of 1999, as a member of the Mallory & Irvine Research expedition, Conrad discovered the body of George Mallory, the preeminent Everest explorer of the 1920s. The disappearance of Mallory and Irvine on their summit bid of June of 1924 is one of climbing's great mysteries. Conrad's discovery and analysis of the find has shed new light onto the pioneering climbs of the early expeditions. Conrad again reached the summit of Everest on June 14, 2007. Conrad graduated from the University of Utah and lives in Bozeman, Montana.
Active in numerous charitable causes, Anker serves on the board of the Conservation Alliance, the American Alpine Club, the Rowell Fund for Tibet and the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation.
"My involvement with these organizations is intrinsically rewarding, and it's among the most important work I do," said Anker. "It feels good to be able to give back to our community of humans and the natural world."
He lives and climbs in Bozeman, Montana with his wife Jennifer and three sons, Max, Sam, and Isaac. Big Sky Resort has partnered with Conrad Anker and his family for the past two seasons. In 2005 Anker was featured on the cover of Outside Magazine at the top of Lone Peak.The $5 entrance fee will benefit the Big Sky Ski Patrol Fund that is used for continuing educational opportunities including avalanche/snow science conferences, rescue dog and medical trainings. The event is open to all local residents, guests and employees and seating will be limited so arrive early. Back To Press Release Archive