Sundance Selected Mountain Climbing Doc 'The Summit' New Trailer
At the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the mountains of Park City paled in comparison to that of The Summit, a documentary chronicling the worst climbing disaster in the history of K2, the most dangerous mountain on the planet. At the heart of the film is a mystery about one man: Ger McDonnell. By all accounts, he was faced with the heart-breaking dilemma of risking his life to save three climbers tangled up in ropes in the death zone, above 8,000 metres, where the body is literally dying with each passing second. When a climber falls or wanders off the trail, the unwritten code of the mountain is to leave them for dead. Had McDonnell stuck to the climbers' code, he might still be alive to this day. Watch the trailer!
Here's the new trailer for Nick Ryan's documentary The Summit, originally from Apple:
A group of 24 climbers converged at the last stop before climbing the summit of the most dangerous mountain on Earth. 48 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. The Summit tells the thrilling story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2. Nick Ryan directs the documentary which features a blend of documentary footage and dramatization and premiered as the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. IFC Films releases the documentary on August 23rd.