Meru is a stunning and inspiring film that captures the gruelling and difficult journey of renowned mountaineers Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk’s ascent of Mount Meru in Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India. The film won the audience award at the 2015 Sundance International Film Festival.

How did the mountaineers prepare for their journey? What did the “Clicking Baba,” in Garhwal Himalayas tell them about climbing this mountain? What mantra did he give them that they recited multiple times a day as they climbed up the mountain. In 2011 Anker, Chin and Ozturk were the first group to ascent Mount Meru’s central summit and the famous Shark’s Fin.

This interview is a highlight of a longer one with Anker and Chin. Stay tuned for that interview.

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