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Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.
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Credited cast:
Conrad Anker ... Himself
Grace Chin ... Herself
Jimmy Chin ... Himself
Amee Hinkley Amee Hinkley ... Himself
Jeremy Jones ... Himself
Jon Krakauer ... Himself
Jennifer Lowe-Anker ... Herself (as Jenni Lowe-Anker)
Renan Ozturk ... Himself
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Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

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Believe in the impossible


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English

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Meru See more »

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India See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$269,248, 28 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,332,127, 15 November 2015
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Short-listed for 'Best Documentary' (last 15 films) at the 88th Academy Awards 2016. See more »

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Anker, Conrad: The center of the universe is unattainable.
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Featured in Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter: Documentary (2016) See more »

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Great movie about what can be accomplished when you put your mind to it.
25 August 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Nothing like a good documentary about people doing spectacular things to inspire you to do great.

Three mountain climbers attempt to reach the top of an impossible mountain. Despite failing to reach the top their first time around, the impossible task does not stop them from trying again.

It's amazing insight about Mountain climbing as we watch these men doing what they love doing and were met to do. It's seems crazy what they are doing and the doc does not hide how crazy it is but it also makes you understand that they had to do it cause this is their passion.

The footage from Jimmy Chin was perfect at capturing the harsh conditions of the weather on top of Meru. One image that really got to me was when the mountain started to poor down hard ice. You could not even call it rain or hale. It seemed brutal.

Then they would switch it up with beautiful shoots of climbers going up the hill in such a beautiful atmosphere. I could feel the crisp air.

It helps a lot how close the filmmakers are to the subject matter. Though the narration could be dull at times overall it's a beautiful picture.


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