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The Summit – The Review

11 October 2013 6:54 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

One in four climbers who successfully summits K2, will die on descent. These overwhelming odds are the basis for director Nick Ryan’s The Summit – an incredible story of courage and heroism.

Commonly known as Savage Mountain, K2 is an extension of the northwestern Himalayan Mountain range, and is located in the remote region between Pakistan and China, though most mountaineers won’t risk climbing the more hazardous side of China.  It has rightfully earned the title of the second most murderous mountain.

With any high risk sport comes the love of the challenge and in August 2008, 22 climbers from several international expeditions converged on High Camp of K2, the last stop before the summit. 48 hours later, eleven had been killed. When a climber falls or wanders off the trail, the unwritten code of the sport is to leave them for dead. Survival depends on self-preservation at all costs.

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- Melissa Thompson

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