Meru

Meru

By Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2015-08-14
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Director: Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
7.4/10
7.4
From 165 Ratings

Description

Rising 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru is the ultimate test in the high-stakes world of big-wall climbing. The "anti-Everest," Meru has long defeated the world’s best climbers, earning it the reputation as the most complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas. When alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk embark on an expedition to tackle the Shark’s Fin for the first time, they confront nature’s harshest elements and their own personal limitations in an attempt to achieve the impossible. A breathtaking real-life tale of survival, friendship and redemption featuring best-selling author Jon Krakauer (INTO THIN AIR) and a score by Oscar-nominated composer J. Ralph (CHASING ICE), MERU is “a meditation on life, death and everything in between.” (NEWSWEEK)

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  • I climbed my first mountain

    5
    By juemi2
    With Conrad, Jimmy and Renant... No I didn’t but this was so close. These guys are more than incredible, thanks for sharing. Buy it, if you rent it you will watch it and will rent it again and again.
  • love it

    5
    By lindsay129
    A great documentary film showing the great things they've done.
  • Excellent film, excellent cinematography

    5
    By joindc00
    You don’t have to be a climber to appreciate the dedication that went into this climb and the quality and beauty of the cinematography.
  • Incredible story

    5
    By waydown
    One of the best documentaries I have ever seen and I have seen a lot.
  • Fantastic

    5
    By Dark Knight+
    A wonderful documentary of true grit, despair, and finally achievement. The documentary shows the perseverance of man.
  • Wow

    5
    By da octopus
    Yes the climbing is heart stoping but the film is much deeper than just the climb.
  • Incredibly Real

    5
    By Stamfaaa11
    Incredible documentary filming in this hour and half film. In my opinion, very inspiring for the young adventurous minds.
  • Movie for EVERYONE

    5
    By Kalen M. Thorien
    Even if you're not a climber, such as myself, this movie will put you on the edge of your set, leave you crying and cheering at the same time, and blow you away. Never a dull moment, great personal stories, and incredible cinematography. If you can appreciate anything about struggle, accomplishments, some funny moments, or just the beauty of the outdoors, this documentary is for you!
  • Quite spectacular!

    5
    By NalaWriting
    Gorgeously-shot documentary. I love stories of mountain climbing, likely because it's something I would never in the world do—it's fascinating. When Jimmy Chin taps the beautiful white granite wall, the thin "clink" tells you how unstable the rock is, and it was thrilling and terrifying all at once. I found the story told here to be riveting without being over the top. Someone in the reviews mentioned "manufactured drama", but I didn't feel that way. I thought the tone was low-key, determined and honest. It also illustrated the tactical side of climbing without being boring. Lostatsea93 said "Stop reading the reviews. Watch it now." I agree. I'm planning to rewatch this with my retired mountain-climbing father-in-law.
  • Epic

    5
    By SDCII
    I think I have watched it about four times already. So cool to see a dream fulfilled, it feels like you are right there with them.

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