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The Stories That Inspire Us

Doug Peacock, Mark Allen, Kris Tompkins, Shaun White, Lynn Hill, Lindsey Vonn, Yvon Chouinard, Conrad Anker, and Laird Hamilton reflect on their passions and their lives outside

Film Review: Meru

Conrad Anker and Jimmy Chin have been major names in the climbing world for a long time. Both of the athletes have built themselves into climbing superstars. Conrad is world famous for his ascents and even made waves in the non-climbing world by finding the body of George Mallory on Mt. Show More Summary

2016 Golden Pitons: Lifetime Achievement

While the general public first became acquainted with Conrad Anker through his climb of the Shark's Fin in the film Meru, Anker has been a force in alpine climbing for over two decades, with some of his recent climbs being among his most impressive.Anker’s groundbreaking career runs back into the... Continue reading

Does Altitude Increase Your Risk of a Heart Attack?

Last November, Conrad Anker suffered a heart attack at 20,000 feet. Did the altitude have something to do with it?

Conrad Anker: Heart Attack on Lunag Ri

Turn on subtitles for English.After strong winds and sub-zero temperature forced Conrad Anker and David Lama to turn back just 300-meters from the summit in 2015, the pair returned for a second attempt on Lunag Ri (22,660 feet), one of the Himalayas' last... Continue reading

And the 2017 Mugs Stump Winners Are...

From Conrad Anker's The City and The Blade in Alpinist 38. Mugs Stump on the Spanish Pillar of Meru North (6450m) in 1988. [Photo] Steve Quinlan [The following information is a press release produced by the Mugs Stump Award committee. Show More Summary

American Alpine Club to present five awards at its annual Benefit Dinner Feb. 25

R egistration is now open for the American Alpine Club's Annual Benefit Dinner on February 25, 2017, in Seattle, Washington. Conrad Anker will be the keynote speaker. An AAC press release described Anker as a "man who embodies the new...Show More Summary

The Outside Interview Ep 05: The Hard Lessons of Climbing Superstar Conrad Anker

With skills on rock, ice, and big peaks, he's now something of an elder statesmen and mentor to a new generation of elite athletes

POV Video of Two Climbers Being the First to Reach the Upper Section of the 4 Mile High Lunag Ri Mountains

2 years agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a new POV video from Red Bull, we can watch as Austrian climber David Lama and his American climbing partner Conrad Anker take on the massive Lunag Ri mountain that is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet. They became the first ever to reach the upper section of the 4-mile high mountain […]

Two Climbers Become the First to Reach the Top Part of the Lunag Ri Mountains Located on the Border of Nepal & Tibet

2 years agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a new video from Red Bull, we can watch as Austrian climber David Lama and his American climbing partner Conrad Anker take on the massive Lunag Ri mountain that is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet. They became the first ever to reach the upper section of the 4-mile high mountain range. […]

Climbing Lunag Ri

In 11/2015, David Lama and Conrad Anker attempted to climb the unconquered summit of Lunag Ri, a 22,660ft. peak on the border of Tibet and Nepal. They had only one day of clear weather to climb the peak and then go back down to their camp. More here.

The First Person View Of Climbing A Snowy 6900 Metre Tall Mountain Is A Little Bit Terrifying

Video: If there is a mountain, people will climb it. Or at least, people that are much, much bolder than I am. Here is some incredible point of view footage from David Lama and Conrad Anker as they become the first expedition to reach the headwall of Lunag Ri, a 6907m tall mountain on the border of Nepal and Tibet. More »      

National Parks Film Hits 3D IMAX

2 years agoFitness / Hiking : Modern Hiker

Beginning on February 12th, MacGillivray Freeman’s National Parks Adventure will hit IMAX screens around the country in both 3D and 2D showings. The film follows Conrad Anker (most recently seen in last year’s climbing documentary Meru) along with his stepson Alex Lowe and family friend Rachel Pohl. The trio set out on a massive National…

A Deluxe Apartment in the Sky

We’re short of breath just watching as Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker as they provide a guided tour of their 24-square-foot tent camp, a stop along their journey about 20,000 feet up on India’s Mount Meru. From the thrilling documentary MERU.

Mountain Climbers Give a Tour of Their Stately 24-Square-Foot “Tenthouse” That Sits 20,000ft up Mount Meru

2 years agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Mountain climbers Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker give a tour of their stately 24-square-foot “Tenthouse” as it sits 20,000 feet up the “Sharks Fin” route of Mount Meru in northern India. Chin and Anker’s climb to the peak of Meru is the subject of the documentary Meru. Chin also spoke to National Geographic about the exhibition […]

Yosemite celebrates 99 years with free entry -- and selfies with climbing ace Conrad Anker

Yosemite National Park will waive entrance fees Tuesday in honor of Founders' Day, the day the National Park Service turns 99 years old.

9 Facts About Climbing Mount Meru—And Making a Documentary Out of It

2 years agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk made history in 2011 by becoming the first people ever to reach the summit of Mount Meru’s central peak. Today, MERU—a documentary about the trio’s experience, filmed by the men as they climbed—is hitting theaters. Show More Summary

Meru

The connection between the legendary George Mallory and renowned climber Conrad Anker, one of the subjects “Meru” is more than just historical. Believe it or not, Anker is the man who found Mallory’s body on Mount Everest in 1999, which made headlines around the world. Show More Summary

'Meru' tackles not just a summit, but deep bond between mountain climbers

When asked why they are compelled to climb dangerous mountains such as Mt. Everest, neither Conrad Anker nor Jimmy Chin mentions fame or glory. They talk about the passion and friendship of the sport.

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