Sundance Award winner ‘Meru’ screens Monday, May 6, at library | SteamboatToday.com

Sundance Award winner ‘Meru’ screens Monday, May 6, at library

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free community screening of “Meru,” winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, in Library Hall. The film is about three elite climbers who struggle to find their way to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in Himalayan big wall climbing.

In October 2008, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk arrived in India to tackle Meru. What was meant to be a seven-day trip became a 20-day odyssey in subzero temperatures thanks to a massive storm that showered the mountain with at least 10 feet of snow. Like everyone before them, their journey was not a successful one. But they reached further than anyone else, turning back just 100 meters below the elusive summit.

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