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Three renowned climbers navigate nature's harshest elements and their own complicated inner demons to ascend Mount Meru, the most technically complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: DVD-ED 796.522 MERU
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
widescreen (16x9)
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Three renowned climbers navigate nature's harshest elements and their own complicated inner demons to ascend Mount Meru, the most technically complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas.

Three professional climbers return to the mountain that beat them by 100 meters a few years before. Meru is as much a reflection of personal inspiration as it is about overcoming physical hardships.

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Jun 21, 2020

These climbers seem like fantastic human beings. Certainly braver then me. It's a great film.

Feb 06, 2020

Good show. National Geographic plus. So what would kill the pro climbers is actually the avalanche not their climbing skills. They actually cook and have hot food all the time up there. To descend, they just ski down. They stay in portaledge which is a hanging tent. It’s amazing to see their endurance.
One disappointing thing is that, they climbed to place where almost nobody else could go and still they polluted it with their cigarettes.

Aug 02, 2018

Finally...a world class documentary about world class climbing!

DPLjosie Mar 19, 2018

Mountain climbers are crazy...and awesomely inspiring!

ArapahoeStaff15 Mar 13, 2018

Three world-class climbers attempt an allegedly impossible climb, resulting in a nearly unbelievable story of persistence and dedication. The personal stories behind the adventures make the narrative all the more incredible. An exceptionally engrossing documentary, even for those with no interest in mountain climbing.

Feb 27, 2018

One to watch! Guys who risk their lives because they somehow have a need for mountain climbing. This climb: 3 guys only, and 2 shared in the filming. See what their real lives entail.

Feb 23, 2018

Feb 22 2018......Hmmm.....I think I watched this before. An amazing story, and the closest I'll ever get to being on the top of a mountain. I almost had to close my eyes with some of the shots at looking down below. These guys are just nuts, but I must say I'm glad that they are, as I get to enjoy while sitting at home! I do like sleeping in a tent, but I'll skip the hanging off a mountain part.....brrrr!

Franln Dec 29, 2017

Freezing, starving and hurting... Seems crazy and foolish to me to climb a giant icy rock and put yourself in such a painful and dangerous position, but I guess these guys love it enough to risk their health and lives. To each their own.

JCLMichelleH Aug 26, 2017

If you like films about mountaineering in which climbers experience extreme conditions and respond with astonishing endurance, you must see this one. The climbers are tested on and off the mountain, and like most stories of endurance, the test of their mettle is more a matter of the mind than the body. An inspiring story with the veil of fantasy removed, Meru drops the usual romantic depictions of tough guys doing great things. I loved it.

Fantastic documentary about the attempt(s) to summit the Meru Peak in the Indian Himalayas. Beautifully photographed and edited, this film is a motivational wellspring, particularly the story of one the climbers, Renan Ozturk. If you're rehabilitating from an injury or just feeling grumpy about having to workout, think about MERU and it'll help put everything in perspective. Also, for all the Jon Krakauer fans out there, and I consider myself one, he is interviewed throughout the documentary.

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