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 ... Self
Grace Chin ... Self
Jimmy Chin ... Self
Amee Hinkley Amee Hinkley ... Self
Jeremy Jones ... Self
Jon Krakauer ... Self
Jennifer Lowe-Anker ... Self (as Jenni Lowe-Anker)
Renan Ozturk ... Self
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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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Documentary | Sport

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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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Referenced in NCIS: Los Angeles: Heist (2018) See more »

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Close to the Heavens
7 September 2015 | by clarkj-565-161336See all my reviews

Absolutely riveting movie. Be prepared to grab your seat many times, there are some really scary moments! I found the beginning quite meaningful as the climbers passed various Indian Holy men praying and meditating. What the 3 climbers were about to do really required divine protection. The photography is stunning, especially with the stars whirling around over Meru. What comes across to me is the supreme team work and total trust in your partners. Conrad puts together the team and sets the objective. His partners Jimmy and Renan add their enormous set of diverse skills to enable the successful completion of the climb. Conrad has the wisdom accumulated over many years of climbing to know when to pull the plug and when to push on. We are introduced to each climber and the serious setbacks that they all have but they still push on. Marvelous.


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USA | India

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Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$91,279, 16 August 2015

Gross USA:

$2,334,228

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,334,228
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