Friday Flick: Meru

Sometimes everything—heart, mind, body—tells you no. And sometimes you don’t listen.

MERU Official Trailer from Jimmy Chin on Vimeo.

The Shark’s Fin of Mount Meru, which sits at the headwaters of the Ganges River in Northern India, has seem more failed summit attempts over the past 30 years than any other route in the Himalayas.

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But after a failed attempt in 2008 that left them desperately short of food and vowing never to return, Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker and Renan Ozturk found themselves back on the route in September 2011 – with different results.

Meru, which premiered last weekend at Sundance Film Festival, chronicles their historic first ascent and the extraordinary circumstances that led them back to the mountain. Ultimately, more than just a climbing film, Meru is the story of an incredible journey marked by obsession and achievement; sacrifice and friendship.