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The Summit

Rating:R (for some language)
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:October 4, 2013
Running time:95 minutes
Cast:Lochlainn O'Mearain, Niall Foley, Christine Barnes, Garrett Philipps
Director:Nick Ryan
Producer:Nick Ryan
Writer:Mark Monroe
Distributor:IFC Films

Description: In August 2008, twenty-four climbers from several international expeditions converged on High Camp of K2, the last stop before the summit of the most dangerous mountain on earth. Forty-eight hours later, eleven had been killed or had vanished, making it the worst K2 climbing disaster in history.In a century of assaults on K2, only about 300 people have ever seen the view from the planet's second highest peak. More than a quarter of those who made it didn't live long enough to share the glory, or to tell the tale.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.

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