"It’s a thoughtful meditation on life, death and everything in between, which is likely part of the reason it snagged the Sundance Documentaries Audience Award this year."

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Men's Journal

"The film charts how each of the climbers overcame near death experiences to tackle the gnarliest Himalayan big wall climbing."

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"One of the best sports documentaries of its type in recent years, with the potential to break out beyond extreme-sports enthusiasts to a broader demo."

Film Review: Meru


The Hollywood Reporter

"A high-tech, high-octane, high-fiving addition to the venerable 'Mountain Film' sub-genre, Meru is an engaging and cumulatively exhilarating debut."

Meru: Film Review



"Jimmy Chin’s documentary on scaling the Shark’s Fin may be the best climbing movie of the year—only it’s not really about the climb."

Conquering Meru, the Anti-Everest



"This is more than a climbing movie; it’s a spiritual meditation about determination and brotherhood."

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Vox Magazine

"Stunning imagery and triumphant stories intertwine to tell the story of climbing Mount Meru."

True/False Film Review: Meru


American Cinematographer

"The fact that Sundance viewers rallied behind this film, giving it the Audience Award in the U.S. Documentary Competition, proves it’s much more than a climbing doc."

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Indie Wire

"An odds-defying wall climb gives way to a grand humanistic study."

Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers



Meru Press Kit

High-Resolution Director Headshots, Press Notes PDF, High-Resolution Photos, Trailer MP4