On Thursday, May 24 between 6 and 9 p.m. MST, join us for a free screening of Camp4Collective's award-winning documentary Samsara, which follows Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, and Conrad Anker during their attempt at a first ascent of the Knife's Edge on Meru in 2008.
Starting at 7 P.M., click here to join a live chat with Jimmy to discuss the film and the team's return to Meru last year. That climb is the subject of a forthcoming film, also by Camp4Collective, which will be previewed at Mountainfilm and released later this year, called House of Cards. Mountainfilm in Telluride director David Holbrooke will moderate the chat.
In the heart of the lofty, knife-sharp Vindhya Mountains in India sits a 6,500-foot rock and ice route that resembles a massive shark's fin. This fin, which is twice as long as anything on El Capitan and just as steep, has denied many notable climbers from reaching its summit.
Samsara, which won the 2009 Charlie Fowler Award at Mountainfilm in Telluride, follows Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk as they attempt a first ascent of the face. Produced by the athletes, the film is an unfiltered perspective into a powerful Himalayan climbing experience. Caught in a storm, the team spends 20 days hanging platform smaller than the size of a single bed with only 10 days of food. Read Conrad Anker's account of the climb, published in Outside in 2009, here.