Finally...a world class documentary about world class climbing!
Mountain climbers are crazy...and awesomely inspiring!
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
lovely visuals, but appalling choices by men I simply don't understand or like.
Amazing docu. I have little interest in climbing even though this was informative with spectacular scenery. I just can't imagine the drive or challenge for this activity, especially with the possibility of leaving a family in grief or in economic stress. It seems somewhat of an addiction, a junkie to extreme danger.
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