Mountains and Passion Converge with Conrad Anker and Jenni Lowe-Anker
Telluride, Colorado –Join mountaineering legend Conrad Anker and his wife, author, artist and adventurer, Jenni Lowe-Anker for a free Mountainfilm in Telluride presentation. Anker will share stories from his historic first ascent of Mount Meru – one of India’s most defiant peaks — a tale that is intertwined with the couple’s extraordinary love affair.
Lowe-Anker’s husband, Alex Lowe, was one of the world’s greatest mountaineers, and he was Anker’s best friend. After Lowe died tragically during a Himalaya expedition with Anker, Anker married his widow and adopted their three children. Lowe-Anker tells her unusual story of love, loss and courage in her memoir, Forget Me Not and will share her perspective in conjunction with Anker.
Anker’s first attempt on Meru was captured poignantly and beautifully by fellow NorthFace athlete and filmmaker Renan Ozturk. That film, Samsara, winner of the Charlie Fowler Award for best adventure film at the 2009 festival, will be screened along with a sneak peek of Ozturk’s sequel that is scheduled to premiere at Mountainfilm this spring.
In appreciation of the Telluride community, Mountainfilm encourages the public to attend this free talk at Wilkinson Library on Friday, March 9, at 8:30 a.m. and to share and celebrate passion for the mountains and environmental stewardship.
About Mountainfilm in Telluride: Established in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about environments, cultures, issues and adventures. Working at the nexus of filmmaking and action, its flagship program is the legendary Mountainfilm Festival — a one-of-a-kind combination of films, conversations and inspiration. Mountainfilm also reaches audiences year round through its worldwide tour, on Outside Television, with its online Minds of Mountainfilm interviews and in classrooms through its educational outreach initiative, Making Movies That Matter. Mountainfilm has the power to change lives. To learn more, visit www.mountainfilm.org. To join the conversation, please visit the Mountainfilm in Telluride blog, follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.