The Summit

2013 | 102 minutes | Rated R

If you wonder what drives someone to want to climb mountains, look elsewhere. The documentary The Summit blows off any expectation that it might justify people risking frostbite and skull smashing in order to get a life-affirmingly fantabulous view. Director Nick Ryan is on a different, more specific mission: to sort out what went wrong in early August of 2008, when 11 people died trying to summit K2. K2 is the second-highest mountain in the world—coming only after Everest—but is far more dangerous than its rival.

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Nick Ryan
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