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world-renowned alpinist Conrad Anker to headline 2025 expo

The Boston Outdoor Expo has announced Conrad Anker will join the line-up of speakers the second edition of the outdoors adventure expo in March 2025. Anker will headline the Inspiration Stage, delivering a fireside chat during the weekend event for outdoor enthusiasts. The first Boston Outdoor Expo debuted in Massachusetts, April 2024, wowing over 10,000 of the outdoors community.

Anker, world-renowned expeditioner, former rock-climbing team leader for The North Face, and author has signed up to share his adventures at the next biggest outdoor expo in Boston. He will join an impressive line-up of hikers, adventurers, trail runners, climbers and survivalists set to take the stages throughout the weekend.  The Inspiration Stage will host bushcraft adventure leader and expert Tim Swanson, founder of The Between Worlds Project, alpinist, big wave surfer, and free diver Andrew Alexander King and recent cast member of Naked & Afraid, Sara Kunz with more being frequently added to the full speaker list.

No stranger to Mount Everest, the Alaskan mountains, and many other ranges in Antarctica and Pakistan, Anker is known as one of the most prolific mountaineers and alpinists alive today.  Over decades in the mountains, he has explored the Himalayas and Montana equally and has been inspired by other ecosystems and cultures, not to mention the physical and communal landscape of his hometown of Bozeman. Phenomenal expeditions have seen Anker face extreme conditions and challenging weather, surviving massive avalanches on his way. He has climbed Mount Everest three times, most famously in 1999, when he discovered the remains of George Mallory, a British climber who died attempting Everest in 1924, helping to shed more light on one of mountaineering’s most famous mysteries. His career has led him to pioneer difficult new routes in the most remote destinations on earth and is hailed a legend among the climbing community.

Anker will share inspirational tales from his career at next year’s event in Boston, set to amaze visitors. In his words, Anker suggests there is no living without climbing and when asked about joining the show line up, Anker commented: ‘The mountains are where I feel most alive so I enjoy inspiring the community to plan an adventure and try out new hikes or places on their doorstep! I look forward to answering questions about my journey and sharing some stories with the community in Boston too.’   

The Boston Outdoor Expo will be the second Boston show the outdoors since it debuted in April 2024 and with plans ramping up, it is set to be an incredible few days. The expo is a chance for thousands of visitors to buy the latest gear, apparel, boots and tech – including some at discounted show prices. There will be free interactive features, plus chill out zones to meet up with friends before the Spring camping trips and adventures start.

The Inspiration Stage will host an all-star line-up of speakers who will share stories from their careers including Olympians, adventurers, and world record breakers. Visitors to the show can also meet the VIPs to get selfies and autographs after their talks.

Over 150 brands will join The Boston Outdoor Expo including Walden Campervans, Nirvana Outfitters and Maine Outdoor Brands. Organizations include New England Forestry Commission, Northeast Camp Ground, Friends of the Bluehills and many more. The full list can be seen on the show website www.thebostonoutdoorexpo.com. The show will be collocated with The Boston Run Show where visitors will be able to shop a further 100+ brands with their ticket. Brands include Hoka, Puma, Runna, Inov8, Jambar, Uyn, Sugarloaf Mountain, T-Mobile and many more listed here.

Other features, free for visitors whilst enjoying a full day out, include a Wellness & Yoga sessions,  Balance Board area to trial different movements and test agility and Adventure Hiking Hub with skills and tips for hiking new trails. Interactive features include an Ice Bath Zone for visitors looking to try out cold plunges, a Bushcraft Skills Zone for beginners to whittle wood or make rope out of plants, The Adventure Passport & Trail, and the Woodland Café for visitors to meet up likeminded individuals from the community.  

Returning and in colocation with The Boston Run Show, March 1-2, at the BCEC, Seaport in Boston, the Boston Outdoor Expo will welcome the public. Tickets go on sale from September 2024.

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the event, please contact Stefan Parker – [email protected]