The Summit

 

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The gripping film chronicles one of the deadliest days in modern mountain history when 11 climbers, including Limerick man Ger McDonnell, lost their lives on the most dangerous mountain on Earth, K2.

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Release Date: 22nd November 2013
 
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Coming down after conquering a mountain is considered the hardest and most deadly part of mountain climbing when climbers can often become careless due to exhaustion and elation from the conquest. Twenty-four climbers from several international expeditions set out on this notorious quest to the top of K2 but within a 48 hour period, 11 had been killed or had vanished.

The Summit includes never-before-seen footage of the climb and interviews with Sherpa Pemba Gyalje, who was awarded the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his heroic deeds on K2; Norit team leader Wilco van Rooijen, who survived three days in the death zone; and Marco Confortola, the last man to speak to Ger McDonnell.

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Reviews

“A heart throbbing cliffhanger”
Hollywood Reporter

“A pulse pounding success”
New York Times

“Irresistible”
LA Times

“a physical evocation of the fear and euphoria experienced by these brave men and women who thrive on the impossible”
Variety