Conrad Anker, world renowned mountaineer, rock climber and author, will be presenting “Seeing Climate Change – From Mt. Everest to Yellowstone” on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the Greater Yellowstone Coalition event which will be held at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Marcia & John Price Building, on the University of Utah campus. Admission is $10 with proceeds benefiting the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.
Conrad Anker has climbed the most technically challenging terrain in the world. His expeditions have taken him from the mountains of Alaska and Antarctica to the big walls of Patagonia and Baffin Island, and of course the massive peaks of the Himalaya. Conrad discovered the body of the preeminent Everest explorer of the 1920s, George Mallory, while on the Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition. This shed new light on the pioneering climbs of early expeditions.
In October 2011, Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk summited the Shark’s Fin route on the northwest face of 20,700-foot Meru, which was one of the last great unclimbed features of the Himalayas. Over the past 30 years, the Shark’s Fin has drawn many of the world’s top alpinists with none of them being able to finish the route.
Last spring Conrad led the Everest Education Expedition, a historic expedition that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the first successful American ascent of Mount Everest, where they conducted extensive scientific work on the mountain. The expedition, supported by Montana State University and Montana EPSCoR, placed special emphasis on bringing the excitement of science, discovery, and global adventure into classrooms across Montana and the nation.
The Greater Yellowstone Coalition is a nationally known advocate for the idea that ecosystem level sustainability and science should guide the management of the region’s public and private lands. They work to ensure that a thoughtful and holistic approach is taken to managing the national and wildlife resources in harmony with people and modern development. With more than 40,000 supporters worldwide, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition is fulfilling a mission of protecting the lands, waters and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, now and for future generations.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear Conrad Anker speak. He is a legend among the mountaineering and climbing community and to hear his experiences firsthand is definitely a treat. You will be inspired by his passion of what he does and to live by his motto, “Be good. Be kind. Be happy.”
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