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Meru

This jaw-dropping documentary about high-altitude climbing follows three friends up the slopes of the infamous "Shark's Fin" on Northern India's Mount Meru. After enduring storms, setbacks, injuries and near-starvation, the men gave up, calling the mountain unclimbable. Astonishingly, they tried again three years later. Somehow--based in what happend to the men in the intervening years--this gorgeous, frightening film makes that seem less like an act of insanity and more like an inspiring, spit-in-the-face-of-mortality challenge. FULL REVIEW: High-altitude documentary hits viewers like an avalanche by Devin D. O’Leary (8/27/2015). 87 minutes R.