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Go behind the scenes of the award-winning film Meru (opening August 2015) with photographer and renowned climber Jimmy Chin and filmmaker Chai Vasarhelyi and experience the thrills—and challenges—faced in a quest for the legendary summit.
Sitting at the headwaters of the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams than any other peak in the Himalaya. While just hours from reaching the summit in 2008, Chin and fellow climbers Conrad Anker and Renan Ozturk were forced to turn back less than 100 meters from the summit. As they planned their controversial return to Meru in 2011, they met with crushing mishaps—a serious head injury for Ozturk and a terrifying avalanche slide for Chin. Through film clips, never-before-seen images, and gripping firsthand accounts, Chin and Vasarhelyi deliver an exciting tale of adventure and inspiration.
DVD sale and signing to follow.
Savor a deliciously surprising and delightful evening celebrating the story “The Science of Taste” featured in the December 2015 issue of National Geographic.
During this unique event, awaken your senses and your mind with innovative food and drink pairings. Then, learn the science—and art—behind what tastes good, what tastes bad, and why we even taste at all.
National Geographic photojournalist Ami Vitale has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.” She has traveled to more than 90 countries, bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and to the enduring power of the human spirit.
Recently, she has also turned her lens to compelling wildlife stories, such as returning a critically endangered species, the northern white rhino, back to the wild. Travel with Ami on her fascinating personal odyssey through the images and adventures that have made her a celebrated global photojournalist.
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