First Ascent of Shark’s Fin in India
Anker, Chin, Ozturk summit after '08 miss
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A trio of American alpinists made the first ascent of the Shark’s Fin, a steep rock pillar that is part of India’s 20,702-foot Meru peak. Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk climbed for 11 days before reaching the peak’s summit on October 2. The team attempted the wall in 2008, but were turned back by a storm fewer than 350 feet from the summit, an experienced Anker later chronicled for Outside.
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