London, January 1 (ANI): Three American climbers have set a world record by conquering the Shark’s Fin – a lethal 20,000ft pinnacle.
Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk spent 11 days scaling up the jagged near vertical point on Meru Central in the Himalayas, the Daily mail reported.
Dubbed one of the hardest climbs in the world, dozens of professional climbers had been defeated by the tricky summit – with one breaking both legs during an attempt. But the American climbers successfully negotiated the 20,700ft climb – sleeping in a hanging tent thousands of feet above the ground.
The climb was Anker’s third attempt to find a route up Shark’s Fin, and the second attempt for both Chin and Ozturk.
Combining their three attempts, he trio has accumulated thirty-plus days on the mountain. (ANI)