Mountain Climbing In The Himalayas
We conquered the Shark's Fin! American climbers become world's first to
summit 20,700ft Himalayan peak after 11-day trek
Three American climbers have become the first in the world to conquer the
Shark's Fin - a lethal 20,000ft pinnacle.
- Shark's Fin on India's Mount Meru is a near vertical climb for only the bravest
- Dozens of professional climbers have been defeated by the lethal summit
- Trio slept in hanging tents thousands of feet above the ground
The dare-devil trio of Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk spent 11 days
scaling up the jagged near vertical point on Meru Central in the Himalayas.
Dubbed one of the hardest climbs in the world, dozens of professional climbers
had been defeated by the tricky summit - with one breaking both legs during an
attempt. But the American climbers successfully negotiated the 20,700ft climb -
sleeping in a hanging tent thousands of feet above the ground.
Renan Ozturk contemplates the long descent after making the summit on Mount Meru,