Dispatches from the roof of the world
Mountaineer Conrad Anker
Cory Richards
  • Conrad Anker
  • Cory Richards
  • Mark Jenkins

Hometown Bozeman, Montana

Everest experience Extensive

What this expedition means to you
“Everest still has a draw that is elusive
and mysterious. Humans are not meant
to survive in its rarified air.”

Conrad Anker Mountaineer

Conrad Anker is captain of the North Face Athlete Team. On Everest in 1999, he was first to locate and identify the remains of George Mallory, a pioneering climber lost in 1924. Anker serves on the board of the Conservation Alliance and the Leadership Institute of Montana State University. He is vice president of the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation.

Expedition Team

Additional climbers taking the Southeast Ridge route include a team of North Face athletes.
The scientific portion of this expedition includes geologists from Montana State University,
an instructor from the National Outdoor Leadership School, and specialists from the Mayo Clinic.

Climbing on the Southeast Ridge
  • Sam Elias

    Sam Elias

    The North Face

  • Kristoffer Erickson

    Kristoffer Erickson

    The North Face

  • Emily Harrington

    Emily Harrington

    The North Face

  • Phil Henderson

    Phil Henderson

    The North Face, NOLS

  • David Lageson

    David Lageson

    MSU

  • Hilaree O'Neill

    Hilaree O’Neill

    The North Face

Working at Base Camp
  • Andy Bardon

    Andy Bardon

    National Geographic

  • Landon Bassett

    Landon Bassett

    The North Face

  • Derek Campbell

    Derek Campbell

    The North Face

  • Travis Corthouts

    Travis Corthouts

    MSU

  • Anjin Herndon

    Anjin Herndon

    The North Face

  • Sadie Quarrier

    Sadie Quarrier

    National Geographic

  • Amine Issa

    Amine Issa

    Mayo Clinic

  • Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson

    Mayo Clinic

  • Alex Kasak

    Alex Kasak

    Mayo Clinic

  • Joel Streed

    Joel Streed

    Mayo Clinic

  • Doug Summerfield

    Doug Summerfield

    Mayo Clinic

  • Bryan Taylor

    Bryan Taylor

    Mayo Clinic

PHOTOS: CORY RICHARDS; TIM KEMPLE (O’NEILL); AARON KEHOW (BASSETT, CAMPBELL);
REBECCA HALE, NGM STAFF (QUARRIER); MAYO CLINIC (BOTTOM ROW)