Welcome to Fireside Chat #2 with alpinist robert anderson
Robert Anderson is a climber and alpinist, with ascents extending from the cliffs of Colorado, where he first started climbing, to the Salathe Wall on El Capitan, to leading a team ascending a new route, without oxygen on Everests Kangshung Face.
For our next Fireside Chat on Sunday 22 May at 3pm, Robert will share his passion for climbing and reflect on what leads us to become climbers.
Why do we take that first step from our safe horizontal world into the vertical? Once we are climbers, what forces inside us propel and embolden us to climb ever higher?
With climbing a metaphor for challenge and life, Anderson takes us along on his own journey and what he learned as he climbed from El Cap to the summit of Everest.
He is the author of four books, his most recent was published in 2020 Nine Lives - Expeditions to Everest. is set against the majestic backdrop of the world's tallest peak. Anderson's nine Everest expeditions over eighteen years define what truly drives a human being to the greatest of heights.
After nearly getting killed on his first expedition, he led a team up a new route on the Kangshung Face without oxygen or Sherpa support, climbed solo on the remote North Face, and finally guided a team to the top of the world.
Anderson has enthralled audiences with his stunning photographs and video, from The 1,500 members at The Explorers Club Annual Dinner in New York, to being the keynote speaker at a day long Everest Symposium at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.
Robert lives in Dubai with his wife Josephine Clark, climbing frequently at Mountain Extreme