Bozeman mountaineer Conrad Anker will speak at the Blue Slipper Theater in Livingston on Thursday at 7pm. The presentation is free, open to the public, and will be followed by a reception and signing.

Anker is a world-famous climber whose new book is described as the definitive work on Mt. Everest: The Call of Everest: The History, Science and Future of the World’s Tallest Peak. In it, Anker explores the issues he has taken on in the last decade: climate change, mountaineering ethics, and working conditions for Sherpas who are hired as guides. Known for his challenging ascents in Antarctica and the Himalayas, Anker was part of the 1999 expedition that found the body of pioneering climber George Mallory on Everest.