Conrad Anker

Introducing legends just seems silly, but I want to make sure everyone knows some of the unfathomable accomplishments of our most recent podcast guest, one of the greatest mountaineers of all time. He has a trail of historic climbs and first ascents all over the globe, including three summits of Everest, and the first ascent of shark’s fin on Meru.  He’s got film credits in over 35 films including Meru and Black Ice, he is also the associate producer of the 2021 film Hail Mary.  He’s been cited or mentioned in just as many books and articles, and happens to be the person who discovered the remains of the great George Mallory during his 1999 Everest expedition.  He is an active and outspoken advocate and champion of protecting Mother Earth, and promoting equity. 

Conrad joined us to help kick off the Plastic Cap Challenge, with an enlightening and moving discussion about life, environmentalism, and the future of our planet.

Of course we had a million climbing questions for this guy, but that will have to wait for another day, because on this episode we took 15 minutes to speak with Conrad Anker about Anything But Climbing.

Conrad Anker, The North Face Antarctica Expedition 2017 (Photo by Jimmy Chin)

We hope you find this conversation as captivating as we did…Conrad’s sincerity regarding the topic of conservation is priceless. Conrad speaks with genuine concern, but also kindness and optimism regarding our future.

Of course we want to thank Conrad for joining us, and allowing us to promote an effort that’s near and dear to him, The Access Fund.

We also want to thank you for listening/watching the show. You can find the interview on theDIHEDRAL Podcast Here, on YouTube Here, and listed on most podcasting platforms including Apple, Spotify, and Amazon.


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  2. Photos captured by – Jimmy Chin

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