For most of the last 6 years I've been a traveling vagabond following my passion for rock climbing. This existence involved sleeping outside in wild places, hitching rides, having very little belongings, a drained bank account and some gourmet dumpster diving for food. I climbed everyday and lived my dream.
These days I'm a domesticated man. By most people's standards I'm still living in the ghetto with my 1988 beater car and trailer-like house. Each day I find time to escape to the nearby rock spires and bag a summit. Making this creative short I realized that I still live my dream everyday...!
Conrad Anker and wife Jennifer Lowe-Anker helped setup the Khumbu Climbing School in Nepal to prepare the local Sherpas for high-altitude expeditions in the Himalaya. This is the third year of the school, which teaches things like alpine climbing skills and avalanche preparedness to kids. It’s funded in large part by The North Face, who created a Khumbu line of their popular gear. Proceeds from the sale of The North Face KCS Collection go directly to the program.