Conrad Anker has explored the world’s highest and coldest points, climbing and exploring from Antarctica to the summit of Everest.
In 1999, he was also a member of the Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition, on which he found the body of George Mallory, legendary climber who never returned from his 1924 attempt to be the first human to summit Everest.Heading to the top of Everest takes more than a strong body and supplies. Your head can be your biggest asset, or your most dangerous obstacle. (Photo courtesy Conrad Anker)
While Anker has had many successful expeditions, he’s also had close calls and faced difficult questions of whether to proceed or turn back, based on countless factors, which brings up the question of risk. While there is always risk involved in such adventures, sometimes the biggest danger is your own decision making in times of stress.
Join Conrad and legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin as they discuss risk and adventure on a LIVE National Geographic Google+ Hangout Monday, May 2oth at 2 p.m. EDT (7 p.m. UTC).
Send in your questions for the explorers and they may be asked on air. You may even be invited to join the Hangout and ask your questions live. Submit your questions by:
- Posting a question on Google+ or Twitter with #LetsExplore or
- Commenting directly on this blog post below.
Available From National Geographic Books