Summit (DVD)

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Documentary about the ill-fated mountaineering expedition to the summit of K2 where eleven climbers lost their lives in 2008. Although K2 is behind Mount Everest in terms of height, the peak is still considered the more challenging climb due to the unpredictable and arduous nature of its terrain and its regular extreme storms. Film-maker Nick Ryan interviews the survivors of the 2008 expedition and together with footage recorded on the mountain we are offered an insight into the great difficulties experienced and suggestions as to the reasons behind the eleven lost lives.

Product Details

Barcode
5055002558948
Department
Movies & TV
Released
7 Apr 2014
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Action & Advenure
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
Metrodome Distribution
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Age Restriction
NR
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Summit
Release Year
2012
Running Time
99 min
Language
English
Categories
Sports/Recreation / Documentary
US Box Office
$0.2 million
Official Website
http://www.thesummitfilm.com/
Ratings
IMDb
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes®
64% 63%
Metacritic
63
Synopsis
Mount Everest may be the tallest and most famous mountain on Earth, but most serious climbers agree that K2 is the most challenging peak a mountaineer can attempt, a far trickier and more demanding ascent than its more celebrated rival. A large number of experienced climbers have tried and failed to reach the top of K2, and in the summer of 2008, one expedition ended in tragedy when, after eighteen members of an international party of twenty-four reached the top of K2, eleven of them died while making their way back to the base. Filmmaker Nick Ryan offers an intimate look at this ill-fated mission in the documentary THE SUMMIT, which uses interviews, newsreel footage, and re-enactments to demonstrate what went wrong, and how one climber, Ger McDonnell, may have lost his life in a valiant effort to save the lives of his comrades. THE SUMMIT received its American premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Poster
Poster for Summit
Cast & Crew
Director
Nick Ryan
Star
Tshering Lama Bhote / Christo Mitzkov / Lochlann O'Mearain / Garrett Philips / Chhiring Dorje Sherpa / Pemba Gyalje Sherpa
Co-Star
Christine Barness / Kelsang Dawa / Niall Foley / Stefan Grossniklaus / Brian Hall / Pasang Lama / Concetto LaMalfa / Johannes Moser / Nyima Tsering / Phurbu Tsering
Screenwriter
Mark Monroe
Composer
Nick Seymour
Director of Photography
Stephen O'Reilly / Robbie Ryan
Hairstylist
Lorraine Brennan
Assistant Director
Andrew Hegarty
Sound
Garret Farrell / Simon O'Reilly
Makeup
Niamh O'Loan
Visual Effects Designer
Image Now Films
Production Manager/UPM
Stephen O'Reilly
Host
Hoselito Bite / Marco Confortola / Pat Falvey / J.J. McDonnell / Eric Meyer / Lars Nessa / Damien O'Brien / Cecilie Skog / Annie Starkey / Fredrik Strang / Cas VanDeGevel / Wilco VanRooijen / Predrag Zagorac / Alberto Zerain
Camera Operator
Stephen O'Reilly / Nick Ryan
Costumes
Lorraine Brennan
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"Director Nick Ryan dramatizes this horrific tale through a variety of hindsight interviews from survivors and the dead’s loved ones, footage shot by the climbers during their mission, and staged recreations that help bring clarity to the various speakers’ accounts of what went wrong."
Nick Schager (3 Oct 2013, )
New York Times
"[A] riveting documentary about a disastrous moment in mountain-climbing history..."
Neil Genzlinger (4 Oct 2013, )