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K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 4 November 2014 (USA)
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Following a group of climbers attempting to climb K2 in 2009, on the 100-year anniversary of its landmark 1909 expedition. Experience the adventure, peril and serenity of a group's attempt to climb the most challenging peak on earth.


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Credited cast:
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner ...
Narrator (voice)
Jake Meyer ...
Chris Szymiec ...
Fabrizio Zangrilli ...


K2: SIREN OF THE HIMALAYAS follows world-class alpinists Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner with veteran climbers Jake Meyer and Chris Szymiec in a breathtaking high-altitude mountaineering experience. Director Dave Ohlson joins this group's epic K2 journey on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi's landmark expedition in 1909. The documentary also examines the history and geography of the Karakoram mountains while contemplating the risks, rewards and personal nature of exploration in an age when there are few blank spots left on the map. Written by Adam Brown

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4 November 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

К2: Сирена Гималаев  »

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$210,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,421, 22 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,947, 10 October 2014
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Good Documentary but not brilliant
7 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

Good documentary,over all I liked i. However in documentary they said Messner was first to complete Magic Line. Messner did find it himself never finished the route, but was the one to name it.Magic line in fact was first climbed by a Polish/Slovak team.

Many said that Messner called Magic line suicide and most difficult route! However in TV interview he said:I Never called it suicidal: "It's a safe route. The South face (climbed by Kucuczka in 1986 and called Polish route) is too dangerous. In fact so called Polish route was not yet repeated.

Documentary was good however it didn't show real difficulty and human struggle against the mountain. this mountain is definitely very hard but some how that was missing here.

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