Outdoor junkies and film fanatics collide this weekend as the high country celebrates the 35th Annual Breckenridge Film Festival. A bench mark of the film world, the Breckenridge Film Festival offers Coloradans and guests a chance to see spectacular films, shorts and outdoor driven documentaries. This year is monumental as the Breckenridge Film Festival’s Adventure Reel will debut the long awaited film, “Meru.”

The North Face Meru Expedition, 2011- Photo courtesy of Jimmy Chin merufilm.com

The North Face Meru Expedition, 2011- Photo courtesy of Jimmy Chin merufilm.com

The Adventure Reel series became a part of the Breckenridge Film Festival in 2013 and since then has gained so much popularity that it has expanded into a four night feature with multiple films that strive capture our human drive and pursuit to conquer nature.

Photo courtesy of Steve Lapinsohn

Photo courtesy of Steve Lapinshon

“Meru,” is a drama/documentary film which hinges on the climb of the not well known Himalayan peak. Staring Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk, the ascent to the top of this infamous peak, through the nearly insurmountable Shark’s Fin, has shunned the world’s most talented climbers from its summit for the past 30 years. This film follows Conrad, Jimmy and Renan on their path to ascend Mount Meru for a second time and the trials they face along the way.

Conrad Anker and Jimmy Chin have made repeat appearances in Breckenridge, CO. Speaking at The North Face store located at 322 South Main Street, for The North Face Speaker Series each fall.

 

Insider Tip: The North Face Store in Breckenridge, Colorado is offering a 10% discount on any non-sale item on the day of the event, Friday September 18 and Saturday September 19, in honor of the debut of the movie “Meru.”

 

Winning the 2015 U.S Documentary Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, “Meru” is a visual treat for any mountain lover or climber who has dreamed of reaching impossible heights.  This film will offer you an authentic look at human survival on a perilous trek against Mother Nature’s sheer power and beauty and leave your jaw on the ground from wonder.

All the things you need to know:

Meru
Friday September 18, 2015
Showtime at 7PM
The Riverwalk Center
Breckenridge, Colorado
Get more information and tickets here

The North Face Meru Expedition, 2011 Photo courtesy of Jimmy Chin merufilm.com

The North Face Meru Expedition, 2011 Photo courtesy of Jimmy Chin merufilm.com

 

 

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