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The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.

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Credited cast:
Christine Barnes ...
Cecilie Skog
Hoselito Bite ...
Climber
Marco Confortola ...
Climber
Pat Falvey ...
Climber
Niall Foley ...
Fredrik Strang / Cas van de Gevel
Stefan Grossniklaus ...
Lars Nessa
Pasang Lama ...
Climber
Tshering Lama ...
Climber
J.J. McDonnell ...
Climber
Hristo Mitzkov ...
Marco Confortola (as Christo Mitzkov)
Johannes Moser ...
Rolf Bae
Lars Nessa ...
Climber
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Ger McDonnell (as Lochlainn O'Mearain)
Damien O'Brien ...
Climber
Garrett Philipps ...
Wilco van Rooijen
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The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.

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August 1, 2008. The deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain.


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Rated R for some language. | See all certifications »
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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,904 (USA) (4 October 2013)

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$218,454 (USA) (1 November 2013)
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Won both the 'Best Mountaineering Film' and 'Festival Grand Prize' at the 2014 Vancouver International Mountain film festival VIMFF. See more »

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A thoughtful debate of a difficult question
17 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From what I understood, this documentary set out to answer a difficult moral dilemma: should a climber endanger his own life in order to save others'? I think it did a beautiful job at giving a rather complete picture of people's different perspectives, attitudes, projected against the outcome. It is probably one of the best documentaries that I have seen, in the sense that it manages to capture the gist of this issue.

On a more personal note, I really liked the comment that the widow of one of the perished climbers makes towards the end of the movie. It raises an interesting question "of judgment" for the people that are outside the climbing world.


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