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Legendary Mountaineer to speak at MSU Mar. 2

February 1, 2011

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Mountaineer Conrad Anker will present a multimedia presentation, "Leadership Lessons from the Top of the World," Wednesday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the SUB Ballrooms. Anker will include high alpine photography and video in the lecture, while weaving personal stories from expeditions with lessons about decision-making, teambuilding, risk-taking, perseverance, adventure and the importance of service.

Described as "the world's greatest adventurer" by Outside Magazine, Anker has spent his life ascending the highest peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes and Antarctica's Vinson Massif.

In 1999, Anker was a member of the Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition, which located the remains of George Mallory, an early Everest pioneer who disappeared while attempting to be the first man to summit Mount Everest in 1924.

Anker serves on the boards of numerous charities, including the Conservation Alliance, The American Alpine Club, the Rowell Fund for Tibet and The Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation.

Anker's appearance is sponsored by the MSU Leadership Institute, ASMSU, The Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation, MSU Parent/Family Association, Jimmy Chin Photography, KGLT and the Big Sky Chapter of Young Presidents' Organization.

Tickets are $5 and go on sale Friday, February 4, at 10 a.m. at the Bobcat Ticket Office, all TicketsWest locations,, Nordic Ski Source, Spire Climbing Center, Barrel Mountaineering and Northern Lights. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Khumbu Climbing School and the MSU Leadership Institute Endowment.

For more information, call the Leadership Institute at 406-994-7275 or visit