Jimmy Chin

Jimmy Chin

Meru (c) Music Box Films

In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain's perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world's toughest climbers.

[VIDEO] National Geographic Live!: To Climb the World

Climbing dream team Alex Honnold, Mark Synnott, and Jimmy Chin face rugged cliffs, knife-wielding thieves, and deadly waters as they traverse the globe searching for the next great rock to climb.

[VIDEO] Jimmy Chin in Grand Teton: National Parks Epic Challenge

World-class climber, skier, and mountaineer Jimmy Chin scales Grand Teton and skis down, showing why he is one of the most skilled and fearless adventurers on the planet. Jimmy has circled the globe as an elite athlete, explorer, photographer and filmmaker, but his home is in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, near the stunningly beautiful Grand Teton National Park.

Conrad Anker

Am 30. September erklommen die The North Face Athleten Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin und Renan Ozturk einen der letzten unbestiegenen Gipfel des Himalaya über die Route Shark's Fin an der Nordwestwand des 6.330 m hohen Meru im Garhwal Himalaya, Indien.

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7 x 8.000: Erfolg am Manaslu für Alix von Melle und Luis Stitzinger (c) Archiv von Melle, Stitzinger

Mit dem Manaslu (8.163 m) gelingt dem deutschen Bergsteigerehepaar Alix von Melle (46) und Luis Stitzinger (48) ihr siebter Achttausendergipfel ohne Verwendung von künstlichem Sauerstoff - und das in einem Jahr, in dem die Sperrung Tibets abermals für einen Massenansturm am nepalesischen Berg sorgte.