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World-Renowned Mountaineer Conrad Anker Visits Australia for Speaker Series

Source: True Alliance
Posted: 20 Jun 2018
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The North Face announces The North Face Speaker Series Australia, welcoming Conrad Anker, Captain of The North Face Global Athlete Team, on his first visit to Australia to present an inspiring presentation in Sydney and Melbourne – Conrad Anker: A Life in Adventure.

To support the Mountain Youth Services Team, $10 from each ticket will be donated to aid the development of their Outdoor Explore bush adventure therapy program.

The master of technical mountaineering, Conrad has over 30 years of climbing and mountaineering experience under his belt, and is still chasing first ascents. He’s a visionary, a champion for the environment, a pioneer and the best comrade you’ll find at 25,000 feet—he’s dedicated every ounce of his being to this life. 

At the two Speaker Series events, Conrad will present his life of adventure, sharing what inspired him to pursue a career in the mountains along with tales and stunning footage of climbing the world’s most remote and challenging peaks, from expeditions on Meru to Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. Following the presentation will be an exclusive interview with Conrad, conducted by The North Face adventurer, Justin Jones.

On his visit to Australia, Conrad Anker says, “Australia captures the imagination. Since I was a youngster I've longed to visit this continent and the cheerful people that make it special. Thanks to The North Face I'll have the chance to visit the Blue Mountains and share my story of adventure and alpinism with audiences in Sydney and Melbourne. I'm looking forward to meeting new friends and experiencing Australia.”

The North Face will also be hosting an up-close and personal experience with Conrad Anker set in the Megalong Valley in NSW, for storytelling & fodder by the campfire.

ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN YOUTH SERVICES TEAM OUTDOOR EXPLORE PROGRAM:

Located in the heart of the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park, MYST has developed a specialisation in the delivery of bush adventure therapy programs over the past 25 years. Donations received will be used to support the development and piloting of the first ever ‘Access All Areas’ Outdoor Explore program in Sydney, based out of Lane Cove National Park. The program will give children and families an opportunity for a digital detox and a chance to learn, explore and discover the many benefits of bush adventure through a range of outdoor activities.

Find out more @ myst

ABOUT THE NORTH FACE

For more than 50 years The North Face has delivered an extensive line of outdoor performance apparel, equipment, and footwear. By constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation they are the first choice of the world's most accomplished climbers, mountaineers, extreme skiers, snowboarders, endurance runners, and explorers. The North Face remains committed to producing products that enables their customers to never stop exploring. True Alliance is the sole and exclusive distributor of The North Face in Australia and New Zealand.


SYDNEY
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Seymour Centre, York Theatre

MELBOURNE
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Hawthorn Arts Centre

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