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Return to Meru Expedition
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Return to Meru Expedition

Success on the vertical Shark's Fin on India's Mount Meru?€?one of the last and most perilous unclimbed rock faces in the world?€?pushed Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk to their limits. Here they tell the epic tale of their ultimate expedition.

1 Sep, 2017
Impressive peak, impressive route and impressive perseverance. How different must the view have seemed from the summit than the almost identical view from 100m lower and 3 years earlier. Couldn't help but notice one quote that jumped out at me: "dragging loads equivalent in weight to 2 bath tubs". I don't know about you but I'm so used to dragging bathtubs up mountains I know exactly what he means!?
1 Sep, 2017
Hmmm.... Impressive achievement but as a film it did very little for me - I should have heeded the "cheesy" warning. It really lacked any positivity at all. Reminded me somewhat of the Whillans quote: "It's just a job of werk". Without the wit and good humour.
2 Sep, 2017
Having recently switched out a cast iron bathtub for an acrylic one, it occurred to me that that measure might cover considerable variance.
2 Sep, 2017
An amazing ascent to be sure, but the film is just too dour to be enjoyable or involving IMO. The voiceover is only tolerable if you imagine it's Chris Morris delivering it.
2 Sep, 2017
What an amazing achievement showing courage and tenacity. Considering the exposure and conditions the filming is astonishingly good. I particularly like the spindrift sequence. I think the commentary matched the seriousness of the situation, but it's also a cultural difference. The Brits tend to be less intense, more jokey and self-deprecating.
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