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     The Summit (R)

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RELEASE DATE
10-11-2013

RUN TIME
102 min

MPAA RATING
(R), for some language

GENRE
Documentary

STARRING
Lochlainn O'Mearain, Niall Foley, Christine Barnes, Garrett Philipps

DIRECTOR(S)
Nick Ryan

PRODUCER(S)
Nick Ryan

WRITER(S)
Mark Monroe

DISTRIBUTOR
IFC Films

SYNOPSIS

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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