Watch: Trailer for Sundance 2013 Climbing Documentary 'The Summit'
Now that part of the line-up for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival has been announced (we'll be heading there in January!), some of the buzz for these films is already starting to build. In fact, we already have a trailer for one of the selections in the form of the documentary The Summit. Twenty-four climbers converged at the last stop before climbing the summit of the most dangerous mountain on Earth. Forty-eight hours later, 11 had been killed or simply vanished. However, if one of the climbers, Ger McDonnell, had stuck to the climbers' code, he might still be alive. This looks like a blend of real archive footage with some dramatization also thrown in, much like The Imposter last year. Watch the trailer below!
Here's the first trailer for Nick Ryan's Sundance selected documentary The Summit via Twitch:
On 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.
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: three climbers tangled up in ropes and running out of time. In the death zone, above 8,000 metres, the body is literally dying with each passing second. Morality is skewed 180 degrees from the rest of life. When a climber falls or wanders off the trail, the unwritten code of the mountain is to leave them for dead. Had Ger McDonnell stuck to the climbers' code, he might still be alive. Stay tuned for our coverage of this film and many more at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in January!