10/19/06: The Lost Explorer
Salt Lake City, UT – By today's standards, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine were ill-equipped to scale Mount Everest in 1924. But their tragic story of determination and exploration remains a model for climbers today. It's a story that took Conrad Anker to Everest 75 years later, and he describes finding Mallory's preserved body in a catchment basin with "a deep sense of awe and inspiration." Anker is in Salt Lake City, and Thursday talks to Doug about the humility of knowing that the peaks are always stronger.
This evening at 7:30, the University of Utah's Outdoor Recreation Program will present "An Evening with Conrad Anker." The event will be held in the Reed Auditorium in Orson Spencer Hall on campus, and includes the Salt Lake premier of film "Light of the Himalaya." Tickets are $8.00 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Himalayan Cataract Project. For more information on the presentation, click here
Pledge your support for RadioWest during KUER's Fall Fund Drive. For your donation of $100, we'll thank you with a copy of Conrad Anker's book The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest. Use our secure web page at kuer.org. Thank you!