Dirs. Jimmy chin and elizabeth chai vasarhelyI | documentary | U.S.A. / India | 2015 | 87 min.
FRIDAY, March 20, 7:00 p.m. Chilmark School
SUNDAY, March 22, 7:45 p.m. Chilmark Community Center
At a staggering 21,000 feet, Mount Meru is one of the Himalayan peaks most tempting to climbers, and also one of the least attainable. Thought to be the center of the universe in Hindu cosmology, Meru has defeated many, making it even more desirable. Three of the elite who attempt to reach its summit—Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, and Conrad Anker—must not only rely on their own abilities to haul 200 pounds of gear up an icy mountain, but also put complete, unwavering trust in one another. Their skill, wits, and friendship are tested as they leave behind their families, comfort, and safety in the pursuit of passion and ultimate fulfillment.
Winner of the Audience Award for Documentary at Sundance 2015
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