Back in 2008, eleven mountain climbers from international expeditions died (three were seriously injured) at K2, which is the second-highest mountain on Earth. It was reported as the single worst accident in K2 history.
Below is the trailer for Nick Ryan’s documentary about the tragic event titled “The Summit,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and even won an award for Best Editing, which I’m assuming was for the mix of real footage with some reenacted dramatization. Check out the trailer below and synopsis after the jump:
At the heart of The Summit lies a mystery about one extraordinary man, Ger McDonnell. By all accounts, he was faced with a heart-breaking dilemma– at the very limit of his mortal resources, he encountered a disastrous scene and a moral dilemma: three climbers tangled up in ropes and running out of time. In the death zone, above 8,000 metres, the body is literally dying with each passing second. Morality is skewed 180 degrees from the rest of life. When a climber falls or wanders off the trail, the unwritten code of the mountain is to leave them for dead. Had Ger McDonnell stuck to the climbers’ code, he might still be alive.
Nick Ryan directs the October 4 release.
“The Summit,” which was directed by Nick Ryan, hit theaters (limited) theaters October 4th, 2013.
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