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
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True stories are always the best stories, and stories don't get much more "true" than those told by the soldiers in High Ground. An entire generation of Americans have become desensitized to the realities of war, myself included. Hearing soldiers share their post-war struggles, both physical and emotional, was heartbreaking. Watching as they take small steps towards overcoming those struggles was heartwarming. Chad Jukes adds a great dose of comic relief along the way, and Aaron "Ike" Isaacson shows what it really means to be a hero. The cinematography in this movie is stunning, as is the soundtrack and score. I can't recommend the film enough!
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