Conrad Anker is one of the famous American rock climbers, mountaineers, and also author. Conrad Anker is prominent as the team leader of The North Face climbing team for 26 years until the year, 2018. Surprisingly, he pushes the limits f mountaineering for the last 30 years. Let us know more about Conrad’s professional and personal life.
Table of Biography
The rock climber, Conrad was born on November 27, 1962. Currently, he is 59 years old. His birthplace is in California, United States. Based on his date of birth, his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Moreover, he belongs to American nationality. However, his ethnicity is unavailable.
Additionally, he was born to Wallace Robert Anker and Helga Anna-Johanna Anker. As siblings, he had a sister and a brother. They are Kim Anker and Steve Anker respectively. His grandparents are Joe Anker and Marge Anker. They loved Bog Oak Flat, where he learned climbing.
His father worked in international banking and later became Buddhist. During Anker’s childhood, he used to be patient and supported all of his father’s escapades. Talking about his educational background, he joined the University of Utah after high school studies. Ultimately, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure studies in 1988. On May 3, 2017, he received an honorary doctorate.
Professional Life and Career
In regards to Anker’s writings, his writing works include “Gumbies on Gurney” (1988), “Hunter’s Northwest Face” (1990). Not only this, but he also worked on “With You in Spirit”(1988) and “David Roberts” (2001) .
Besides, he was also involved in the movies such as Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure (2001), Light of the Himalaya (2006), and The Endless Knot (2007). Likewise, he also worked on The Wildest Dream (2010), in a documentary by Meru (2015). Anker’s first documentaries are National Parks Adventure (2016), Lunag Ri (2016), and Black Ice (2020). Also, he has worked on the trending documentary, 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible.
According to some sources of information, Conrad Anker’s estimated net worth is around $2 million. However, there are no details available about his annual salary, personal belongings, and other endorsements.
Ascents and expeditions
Similarly, Conrad got involved in various types of ascents and expeditions. Anker has climbed Everest three times. This includes a 2012 trip with National Geographic to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of the mountain. Amazingly, one of his greatest passions has been down in the valley, specifically the Khumbu Valley of Nepal.
Furthermore, he climbed Mount Rainier by the time he was 16. In the year 1997, he completed his first ascents in Antarctica, Pakistan’s Karakorum, and on Yosemite’s El Capitan. Sadly, Anker suffered a well-publicized heart attack in 2016. He established a new route with Chin on Ulvetanna, the highest peak in the area on his 12th trip to the continent. On the other side, he also serves on the boards of the Protect Our Winters, The American Himalayan Foundation, and the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation.
Achievements and Accomplishments
Astonishingly, Anker has achieved several awards and achievements to date. In 2010, he received David A Brower Award, After five years, he received The George Mallory Award in the year, 2015.
Next year, he achieved Golden Pitons: Lifetime Achievement in 2016. In 2017, he git Honorary Doctorate Degree at the University of Utah. Afterward, Anker also achieved Jack Roberts Lifetime Achievements Award.
Anker is married to Jenni Lowe-Anker. They got married in 2001. The couple is happily married at present. Also, they share three children in total. They are Max Anker, Sam Anker, and Isaac Anker.
Conrad with his wife has developed deep relationships with the Sherpa people. They also founded the Khumbu Climbing Center in Phortse, Nepal. It provides a variety of safety training courses to high-altitude workers.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Unfortunately, there are not many details and particular regarding his exact body measurements, height, and weight. Moreover, his dress size, shoe size, hip size, biceps size are missing as well. On Contrary, he has black eyes and lights brown hair color.
Additionally, Conrad is quite active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, On Facebook, he has 190k followers with the name, Conrad Anker. Furthermore, his username on Twitter is @conrad_anker with 34.1k followers. He has verified an Instagram account with username @conrad_anker and 434k followers.