Watched it after reading the good reviews on IMDb. The reviews are right in many ways, at least the positive ones.
First this is not a movie . This is real life with real drama , tragedy , courage , hope and a celebration of human spirit.
The documentary captures the eerie beauty and loneliness of the most amazing mountain range in the world. There is cracking footage of 3 courageous men slowly inching up to the summit 20000 ft above land.
At times the viewer will feel the very real vertigo , the absolute silence , the sheer complexity of the climb. It is said that this route to Meru is the most difficult in the list of mountaineering challenges.
The night sky looks like you are in space literally. I guess the climbers had the fortune of good weather resulting in beautiful cinematography .
What some may find equally moving and beautiful is the story of each of their struggles and how they use the climb to the top as a catharsis of sorts.
Best documentary in a long long time.
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