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Climber Conrad Anker and wife Jenni Lowe-Anker to present at Squaw Valley Institute

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — One of the world’s greatest rock climbers and mountaineers Conrad Anker will present at a Squaw Valley Institute event Saturday, Feb. 4, 6-9 p.m. at the Resort at Squaw Creek.

Credited with discovering legendary British explorer Mallory’s body on Everest in 1999, which became the subject of the 2010 IMAX film “The Wildest Dream,” starring Anker and famous for his challenging ascents in the Himalayas and Antarctica, Conrad will present with his wife Jenni Lowe-Anker, artist and author, on the subject of “exploring the connections between individual spirit, family, philanthropy and adventure.”

The Lowe-Anker family collaborates on several global humanitarian and environmental causes, including the climbing school in Nepal founded to increase the safety margin of Nepali climbers, as well as the Magic Yeti Library; both promoted under the name of the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation.

“It’s an honor to have Conrad and his family come speak to our community and bring dialog and connections to our mountain town that inherently thrives on the spirit of adventure,” said Squaw Valley Institute Board member Matthew Stromgren. “Our goal with Squaw Valley Institute is to ‘inspire uncommon conversations’ — or bring discourse to Tahoe that finds relevance in new ways to this unique place we call home.”

In an interview published in the Big Sky Journal, Anker said, “Humans have a physical need for discovery.” Designed for an audience of all ages, this evening promises discoveries on many levels. Families are encouraged to bring their children.

Tickets for Conrad Anker are $10 for Squaw Valley Institute members, and $15 for non-members, available at the door or in advance at www.squawvalleyinstitute.org. Special seating is reserved for members. A no-host bar will be provided along with an opportunity to purchase signed books. For more information on Conrad Anker visit www.conradanker.com. For more information about Jenni Lowe-Anker, visit www.jennilowe.com

About Squaw Valley Institute

Squaw Valley Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting programs having artistic, cultural and educational values. The Institute presents lectures, performances, forums, exhibitions and classes in the unique mountain environment of Squaw Valley, North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and surrounding communities, bringing together visitors, residents and friends in the truest sense of community. For more information visit www.squawvalleyintitute.org.

— Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com


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