In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. It's a deadly route that has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 Years than any other ascent in the Himalayas. When Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk attempted the 21,000ft climb they suffered set back after set back including dwindling supplies, 10 feet snow storms and sub-zero temperatures. Beaten back even when the summit is in sight, heartbroken and totally defeated, Anker, Chin and Ozturk face up to some extraordinary challenges that makes Meru a unique story of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession.
Interesting with Beautiful Scenery
- Meru review by DB
A story about 3 people attempting to scale an un-scalable mountain peak. Your enjoyment of this will depend on how well you can relate to the 3 main characters and the lifestyle they have chosen to lead. We found it difficult to really get wrapped in their story as it is not a lifestyle we can truly understand or relate to, which meant we weren't really routing for them. However, the film does offer an interesting story with some of the most amazing scenery you will see captured on film. Ultimately an enjoyable film, but we didn't get emotionally involved or engaged as much as we normally would.