Adjunct Instructor of Earth Sciences


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Conrad Anker


Instagram: @conrad_anker

Twitter: @conradanker


Professional Positions

  • Leader of the North Face Climbing Team
  • Co-Founder Khumbu Climbing Center, Phortse, Nepal

Research Interests

  • Climate change and its effect on glaciers in the Greater Himalayas and around the world
  • Geology of the Himalayas
  • Culture and adaptation of mountain people in relation to their environment


  • Honorary Doctorate – University of Utah (2017)
  • B.A. Parks Recreation and Tourism - University of Utah (1988)

Courses Taught

ERTH 102CS: Climate Change Impacts on Himalayan Glaciers and Human Adaptations (Spring 2018, co-taught with Dr. David Lageson )

Selected Publications

Baseline snow survey Vinson Massif, Antarctica (video)

PBS NOW reporting on Glacial Retreat in the Garwhal Himalaya, India (video)


          February 2016 - “National Parks Adventure” MacGillivray Freeman Films

          August 2015 - “Meru” Music Box Films

          Fall 2012 – “The Shark's Fin” Camp 4 Collective

          August 2010 - Altitude Films/National Geo “The Wildest Dream”

          Fall 2010 - “On Ice” NOW on PBS

          2010- “Annapurna the First Conquest of an 8,000 Meter Peak”

                    NOW/PBS – 1 hour special on Global Warming- Summer ‘09

          RUSH TV/Serac Films – “The Endless Knot” ‘07

          RUSH TV/RGTV "The Northface Expeditions: Morocco - La Bas” ‘06

          RUSH TV/Serac Films – “Light of the Himalaya” ‘06

          Independent documentary; “The Magic Knot” ‘05

          Outdoor Life Network: "To the Edge" '00

          NOVA: “Mountain of Ice” 2001

          NOVA: The Shackleton Story, IMAX Film '00

          NBC Expedition Series: "Shishapangma," '99

          BBC, NOVA, ZDF: "Lost on Everest," '99

          National Geographic Television: Queen Maud Land," '97

          Cliffhanger Productions: "On Ice" '95



          “The Call of Everest” National Geographic Books

          “The Big Open - on foot across Tibet’s Chang Tang” by Rick Ridgeway

          "The Lost Explorer - Finding Mallory" with Dave Roberts

          “Himalaya - Personal Accounts of Grandeur, Challenge and Hope on the Roof of the World” by Broughton Coburn,

Richard C. Blum, Erica Stone

          “Forget-Me-Not” a memoir by Jennifer-Lowe Anker


Conrad Anker

Conrad Anker on Mount Everest below the “Second Step” on the North Side ~28,700 ft., June 14, 2007

Lang Tang

 Lang Tang

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Graduation Ceremony at University of Utah, Spring 2017