Renan Ozturk

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Renan Ozturk (born April 7, 1980)[1] is a Turkish-American rock climber, free soloist, mountaineer, and visual artist, best known for climbing the Shark's Fin route on his second attempt to Meru Peak in the Himalayas with Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker in 2011, where he also suffered a minor stroke. The successful 2011 ascent of the Shark's Fin on Meru and a prior attempt in 2008 were detailed in the 2015 documentary film Meru.[2]

Ascents and expeditions of note[edit]

  • First ascent of the Shark’s Fin route on Meru in the Himalaya [3]
  • First ascent of The Tooth Traverse across the Moose's Tooth Skyline, Denali National Park [3]
  • Free ascent of El Cap via The FreeRider — 5.12+ [3]
  • First ascent of the SW Cat Ear Spire, Trango Towers, Pakistan Himalaya [3]
  • First ascent of ‘The Beholder' on the Eye Tooth, Ruth Gorge, Denali National Park — Grade V 5.12 [3]
  • First ascent of the SW Buttress of Tawoche, Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal [3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Renan Ozturk". Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  2. ^ "About — Meru". Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Renan Ozturk". The North Face. Retrieved 2017-08-06.