For any regular reader of my blog it is well known that climbing, especially alpine climbing, is a passion of mine. I recently spent three nights representing the American Alpine Club in the Denver area. The event was a climbing video and presentation that three The North Face athletes were presenting. One of those climbers is Conrad Anker. He is a top alpinist and an all around great guy. I have read his books, followed his climbs and gone to his presentations. I met his partners Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk also. Jimmy is an amazing photographer while Renan is an artist–video, photo or drawing. These guys spent some serious climbing karma in the Indian Himalaya on 22,000-foot Mount Meru last year. For any non-climbers consider this analogy–you are sitting around a table BSing with Tiger Woods and the other top golfers. And best of all they are great guys with no elitist attitude.
Here's a short video of them climbing in Eldorado State Park last week. I should of called in sick to work…
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