National Geographic Releases Bonus 'Meru' Footage, Highlights Best View on Planet
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As you would expect, you need to earn what may very well be the best view in the entire world.
Those who have had the joy of watching the movie “Meru” (opened August 14) already know the story of Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk as they embark on the harrowing journey to conquer the Shark’s Fin on Meru Peak, which sits in the Gharwal Himalayas.
The movie will have you seriously consider whether these three are human, because they take great joy in accomplishing the most terrifying of tasks.
Depleted food, a gauntlet of a peak and even a stroke suffered by one of the team members only fuels this triumvirate.
National Geographic thankfully dropped a little gift onto the Internet in this bonus footage video, featuring the three in their mini oasis, which just so happens to be fastened to the side of a cliff:
Sorry, but our balcony on the side of our hotel is just fine with us.
Chin walks us through the particulars of this very rare tent sighting. He even answers our most obvious question: How does one go to the bathroom thousands of feet in the air.
As he so cleverly states, there is “no elevator service, sorry.”
There is a nearby canteen, which is just one of the many amenities afforded the three men stuffed together in this nylon encampment.
Anker notes that this camping adventure would be a nightmare for just about anyone on this planet. (Imagine waking up in an oversized sleeping bag hanging off a cliff?)
But for these three men, this is paradise.
If you enjoy that sense of awe that just crossed the transom of your mind, you really should check out “Meru,” which chronicles a truly remarkable feat.
Thankfully, you can enjoy the journey from the comfort of a movie theater nestled firmly at ground level.
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