Morning had finally come. Renan awoke and knew he had just experienced a miracle. The stroke had passed and he knew he could finish..to summit. At 3:00 am the three of them started on the last climb.The Summit. But it was also the most difficult. All climbers know that in the “death zone” there was … Continue reading Mt.Meru Part 1V: The Summit
They were going. With the loss of Conrad's mentors, Jimmy facing death , and Renan starting to walk again they all concluded one thing; to live without purpose is no life at all. For these three climbers their purpose was to summit Mt. Meru. But with every dream it requires sacrifice. Renan started to train … Continue reading Mt. Meru: Part III: The Ascend
Shortly after the disappointment of not summiting Mt. Meru each of the climbers left to do other projects. Renan Ozturk and Jimmy Chin worked on a project with professional snowboarders in Montana . In the middle of the shoot Renan had an almost fatal accident in which he skied off a cliff bashing his skull against … Continue reading Mt. Meru: Part 11 What am I Here For?
They were almost at the summit. Mt. Meru is known as the "anti-Everest" because of its technical difficulties. It combines ice climbing, rock climbing, big wall climbing, mixed climbing, and expedition climbing at very high standards. The climbers need to hike in their own gear and sleep on a portaledge on what's called Sharks' Fin. More … Continue reading Mt. Meru: Part 1