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

Hometown Boulder, Colorado

Everest experience First attempt

What this expedition means to you
“This expedition is a culmination of my career
as a photographer and climber. It is the realization
of a partnership, friendship, and mentorship
that reaches beyond words.”

Cory Richards Photographer

Cory Richards, a North Face Team athlete, was Conrad Anker’s original partner for the West Ridge leg of this expedition. On April 28, Richards was evacuated from Mount Everest after suffering respiratory distress. Tests were inconclusive regarding the cause of his breathing problem and he is now healthy, but it was decided he would not continue with the expedition.

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)