Meru - 15
In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain’s perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world’s toughest climbers. MERU is the story of Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk’s journey to tackle the mountain, an expedition through nature’s harshest elements and one’s complicated inner demons, and ultimately on to impossible new heights. This film has been chosen by Derek Eland as one of his favourite Mountain adventure films and is being screened to complement the current exhibition in our Gallery, Being Human on Base Camp.