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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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
I really enjoyed this documentary. It gave a decent perspective about K2, the mountain and exactly how remote, desolated and extreme it is. This documentary follows a group of climbers who attempt to scale the world second highest mountain. Even though K2 is not as high as Everest it is much more difficult to climb and much, much deadlier. There are some really great shots of the mountain and the surrounding area that are worth checking out. The climbers that they follow have really good attitudes and that is refreshing to see. You really get to see how much time and dedication it takes for them to do what they do. The only issue I had was that I wasn't crazy about whoever was doing the voice overs. They had a really weird accent. Other than that, I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of mountain climbing or the Himalayas.
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