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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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Cast

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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USA | India

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Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$91,279, 16 August 2015

Gross USA:

$2,334,228

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,334,228
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1.78 : 1
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Short-listed for 'Best Documentary' (last 15 films) at the 88th Academy Awards 2016. See more »

Quotes

Anker, Conrad: The center of the universe is unattainable.
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Referenced in NCIS: Los Angeles: Heist (2018) See more »

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A powerful tale of dedication and humanity
2 June 2015 | by kit-35540See all my reviews

Elite climbers on a previously unattainable peak are just one level of this film which digs deeply into dreams, goals, dedication and hardship made all the more inspirational when the viewer realizes the insanely remote, high altitude, and technical location that this story was shot in. Watching the climbing on MERU is as foreign to most of us as landing on another planet yet the film has all of the human elements that we crave, portrayed in powerful honesty. During the final scenes, I realized that each of the three main characters had their own well-developed back story filled with intense personal struggles yet the three characters were equally compelling and developed to the point that I was filled with flash-backs of the film that I carry with me to this day, nearly 6 months after my first viewing. There has never been another climbing genre documentary like MERU.


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