Alpinst Conrad Anker to talk about ascent of Meru

What a treat.

Renown mountaineer Conrad Anker will talk in New Haven Oct. 17 about one of his most challenging climbs, India’s ice-coated granite fang, Meru.

On October 2, 2011, Anker successfully breached the hitherto unclimbed 1300m high central pillar called Shark’s Fin on the NW Face of Meru along with two other ace American alpinists, Renan Ozturk and Jimmy Chin.

To give an indication as to the importance of their achievement, this beautiful rock “missile” had been attempted by at least 10 expeditions in the past.

The east face had defied climbers for two generations.

Anker failed in his first attempt to reach the summit of Meru in 2003 and agaiin in 2009 when when an epic storm froze feet and forced retreat. 

The talk will be held at the Yale Law School Levinson Auditorium

127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06551

A ppost-show VIP reception will be held at Trailblazer and will benefit Ragged Mountain Foundation.

The event starts at 7 p.m.

General admission is free based on availability.

Reserved seats are $8 and reserved seat and post talk reception with Anker is $20 to benefit the Ragged Mountain Foundation.

To purchase eickets on line visit:

http://thenorthface.inticketing.com/events/241541/Conrad%20Anker,%20Alpinist,%20Return%20to%20Meru

Eileen FitzGerald