Conrad Anker comes to Australia for mountaineering events

Conrad Anker geared up and climbing out near the team's highest portaledge camp at over 20,000ft.

The North Face today announced The North Face Speaker Series Australia, welcoming Conrad Anker, Captain of The North Face Global Athlete Team, on his first visit to Australia to present an inspiring presentation in Sydney and Melbourne – Conrad Anker: A Life in Adventure.

The master of technical mountaineering, Conrad has over 30 years of climbing and mountaineering experience under his belt, and is still chasing first ascents. He’s a visionary, a champion for the environment, a pioneer and the best comrade you’ll find at 25,000 feet—he’s dedicated every ounce of his being to this life. 

At the two Speaker Series events, Conrad will present his life of adventure, sharing what inspired him to pursue a career in the mountains along with tales and stunning footage of climbing the world’s most remote and challenging peaks, from expeditions on Meru to Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.

On his visit to Australia, Conrad Anker says, “Australia captures the imagination. Since I was a youngster I’ve longed to visit this continent and the cheerful people that make it special. Thanks to The North Face I’ll have the chance to visit the Blue Mountains and share my story of adventure and alpinism with audiences in Sydney and Melbourne. I’m looking forward to meeting new friends and experiencing Australia.”

The North Face Meru Expedition, 2011

Following the presentation will be an exclusive interview with Conrad, conducted by The North Face adventurer, Justin Jones.

SYDNEY
Tuesday, 10 July
Seymour Centre, York Theatre

MELBOURNE
Wednesday, 11 July
Hawthorn Arts Centre

Ticketing information @ thenorthface.com.au/conradanker.

To support the Mountain Youth Services Team, $10 from each ticket will be donated to aid the development of their Outdoor Explore bush adventure therapy program.

ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN YOUTH SERVICES TEAM OUTDOOR EXPLORE PROGRAM:

Located in the heart of the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park, MYST has developed a specialisation in the delivery of bush adventure therapy programs over the past 25 years. Donations received will be used to support the development and piloting of the first ever ‘Access All Areas’ Outdoor Explore program in Sydney, based out of Lane Cove National Park. The program will give children and families an opportunity for a digital detox and a chance to learn, explore and discover the many benefits of bush adventure through a range of outdoor activities.

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