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Watched Everest when it came out and really liked it but last night we went to see Meru. OMG what a fantastic movie. Beautiful, terrifying, and absolutely amazing. Meru is a documentary about Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk who decide to tackle Meru, a climb that has never been accomplished before. (Not for lack of trying) It makes climbing Everest look like a walk in the park. Not only is the climb itself amazing, but what happens to Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk in-between attempts is unbelievable. If you get a chance, highly recommended.

(Jimmy Chin has skied Mount Everest from the summit!
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When I wrote the above post, I didn't realize that Jimmy Chin has also been climbing with and filming Renan. While looking up more on Jimmy, I found the following video published by National Geographic which is a really fascinating talk by Jimmy, Renan and Alex Honnold about climbing the world. They have a hilarious story about being robbed (or, a robbery attempt anyway), in the Sahara desert that starts around 6:30. The entire video is great but if you want just a taste, check out that little piece.

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Ok: I literally laughed out loud at that story. Watch this video, Café friends.
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That was a great clip, Rockwall. Keep them coming. Now I have to delete my browsing history so my daughter doesn't find these and get tempted!
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Dan Osman is a LEGEND.

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This is my favorite picture that I took of my wife climbing in the Uintas back in 2007.

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A climb so easy, she can do it with one hand tied behind her back!
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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LOL. She's actually reaching for her chalk bag but I think you're right. That's what it looks like.
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