Conrad Anker is the most decorated American alpinist of our time. Suffering is part of the human condition and Conrad has embraced this statement on every level from the highest, coldest peaks of the Himalaya and Antarctica, for months at a time, to enduring struggles in reality at home.
Anker is one of the most unuiqe individuals you’ll find in the world of alpine climbing. I found him to have a deep sense of humanity (he raised his climbing partner’s children after he passed, and talks about that with me). We started the conversation because he’s a climber. But the man is a lot more than just an alpinist. Enjoy!