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High Ground (2012)

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A documentary that follows a team of veterans returning from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq as they set out to climb a towering Himalayan peak to overcome challenges and heal the mental and emotional ravages of war.

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Eleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. With blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiteers as their guides, they set out on an emotional and gripping climb to reach the top in an attempt to heal the emotional and physical wounds of the longest war in U.S. history. Representing nearly every branch of the military, the veterans, and the Gold Star Mom who joins their trek, bring humor and deep emotion to this hero's journey all captured with breathtaking, vertigo-inducing cinematography. Written by Khumbu Pictures, LLC

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11 Wounded Warriors, Climbing Home from War

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A powerful movie
6 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story was told with such raw genuine emotion. It was very emotional and touching in an inspirational way that showed the struggles of our veterans to heal. You cannot watch this without a deep connection for the service and all that they gave to serve our country regardless of how you feel about the wars. The cinematography of the Himalayas was breath taking. I especially enjoyed the visual connections that were made when sharing the story of Steve Baskis the soldier who had lost his sight. The strength and camaraderie that the soldiers received from each other coming together gave you a sense of the bonds that must grow on the battlefield and the love and commitment they have to each other with a shared experience. This movie will leave you touched and inspired.


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