MERU Incredible Himalayan Mountain Climbing Documentary

March 9, 2019 - Comment

MERU, the Himalayan big wall climbing documentary has brought the incredible perspective from Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru to Sundance 2015. The audience award winner is shared with the trailer and story behind the climb, people, and movie from the directors/subject-husband/wife combo, Jimmy Chin & E. Chai Vasarhelyi. Shooting on the perilous face of a

MERU, the Himalayan big wall climbing documentary has brought the incredible perspective from Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru to Sundance 2015. The audience award winner is shared with the trailer and story behind the climb, people, and movie from the directors/subject-husband/wife combo, Jimmy Chin & E. Chai Vasarhelyi. Shooting on the perilous face of a mountain, the dangerous climb that resulted in a captivating film, and the experience of getting the movie made and to the people is explored in this BYOD interview, hosted by Ondi Timoner.

GUEST BIO & FILM INFO:
Three elite mountain climbers sacrifice everything but their friendship as they struggle through heartbreaking loss and nature’s harshest elements to attempt the never-before-completed Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru, the most coveted first ascent in the dangerous game of Himalayan big wall climbing.
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi is an award-winning film director and producer with Hungarian, Chinese, and Brazilian roots. Her first film A Normal Life, about young Kosovars who came of age during the recent war, won Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003. Her second film, Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love, chronicles Senegalese icon Youssou N’Dour and his Grammy-award winning album Egypt, was released in theaters in the US and internationally. Vasarhelyi is a graduate of The Brearley School and Princeton University where she majored in Comparative Literature. In 2005, she was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” In 2008, she received an Achievement Award from the Creative Visions Foundation.
Jimmy Chin is one of the most sought after and recognized adventure sports photographers and filmmakers working today. In the past decade, Jimmy has collaborated with some of the most progressive athletes and explorers in the world, participating in and documenting break through expeditions around the planet, from climbing notable first ascents in the Karakoram, to skiing first descents in the Himalayas.

ADD’L LINKS:
https://www.facebook.com/MeruFilm
http://www.merufilm.com/
http://thelip.tv/show/byod-bring-your-own-doc/
http://thelip.tv/
BYOD Full Episodes Playlist:

BYOD Short Clips Playlist:

http://www.youtube.com/theliptv
https://www.facebook.com/BYODOC?directed_target_id=0
https://www.facebook.com/thelip.tv?ref=hl

EPISODE BREAKDOWN:
00:01 Welcoming Jimmy Chin & E. Chai Vasarhelyi of MERU.
01:15 Explaining MERU and Jimmy’s climbing.
02:30 Shooting on mountains.
06:05 MERU, Clip: Day 1.
07:35 Hanging off the side of a mountain.
12:16 MERU, Clip: Climbing in darkness and day.
13:43 Parenthood and risks of climbing.
16:01 Personal and directorial challenges for making the film.
18:58 MERU, Clip: Getting stuck in a storm.
21:35 Safety on the mountain?
24:05 MERU, Clip: The dangerous climb.
26:15 Living with avalanches.
30:42 Thanks and Goodbye.
Video Rating: / 5

Comments

Don Z says:

I have 2 words for this…….FUCK THAT

Michael Libert says:

Guarantee that portelage they were in for 4 days was really smelly with hotboxed farts

Earl Rogers says:

Who is this ugly white tranny?

MT434 says:

Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk are three of the most badass dudes on the planet…

Marko Rajster says:

Cool

Yink says:

27:56 … What is wrong with the host? Can you even pretend that you have some minimal interest in the interview?

Frank Lyons says:

who's the dumb bitch at the beginning?

Nonmi Hiseddeo says:

I don't know what made me watch "Meru" on Netflix. It's way off from the historically based (however loosely) shows I had been watching (e.g. The Crown, The Tudors, The Borgias), or the crime-based programs (NCIS, Law & Order, Forensic Files) I also enjoy. I think in the end it was the fact that I was looking for something to watch that was a particular length, so it could also be a timer (when this show's over, such-and-such will happen). "Meru" was close to that length I wanted. That was 3 weeks ago, and since then I have watched it daily, sometimes multiple times back-to-back, not because I'm timing anything, but because I really enjoy it. The people in "Meru" are amazing, what they do is amazing, their stories are amazing, the mountain itself is amazing (where Heaven, Earth, and Hell connect). The views are SO spectacular, even when seen secondhand in a film. I'm just a regular person, but "Meru" connected with me. I connected with "Meru." I certainly recommend it.

Wangyal Tsering says:

Wow” Hats off 2 u guys & Namaste from 🇳🇵 🇳🇵 🙏

Bijay Lama says:

i think the real hero is renan more than conrad n jimmy inspite of his brain injury he pushes forward with a sheer determination n with a bond of loyalty to fulfill conrad 20yrs dream of climbing THE SHARKS FIN …..fucking awesome documentary ……they finally conquered the SHARK'S FIN (MERU)……..

Toni Reynolds says:

I just watched this document on Showtime and wow am I impressed. As much as I'm impressed by Conrad and Jimmy's skills I was blown away by Renan's determination.

Ryan Glidden says:

Too bad the interviewer just sucks. Her voice is man like scratchy and not worth watching. Totally clueless too. To bad jimmy had to deal with that.

Hamza Awad says:

Goodness a very awkward interviewer

Praque Forqsk says:

Oh Meru mighty Meru.
One day shall I return to thee.
To scale thy massive walls.
I will be back one day.
To prove I have the balls.

Praque Forqsk says:

It was the most scary climb I ever made. But worth every step. Thanks to my amazing team.

Sam Dallas says:

the martha stewart style interuptions are so grotesque

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