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The Summit

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Synopsis

'The Summit' is a feature length documentary about the deadliest day in modern mountain climbing history. In August of 2008, 22 climbers from several international expeditions converged on High Camp of K2, the last stop before the summit of the most dangerous mountain on Earth. 48 hours later, eleven had been killed or simply vanished into thin air. Like a horror movie come-to-life, it was as if the mountain began stealing lives, one climber at a time. At the feet of the heavens – ‘the death zone’ - the body literally dies with each passing second and the mind can play tricks. Morality above 8,000 metres is skewed 180 degrees from the rest of life. When a climber falls or wanders off the trail, the unwritten code of the sport is to leave them for dead. Survival depends on self- preservation at all costs.

Details

Year
2012
Type of film
Features
Running Time
95 mins
Director
Nick Ryan
Producer
Nick Ryan
Executive Producer
John Battsek, Pat Falvey, Darrell Kavanagh, Alan Maher, John McDonnell
Editor
Ben Stark
Screenwriter
Mark Monroe
Director of Photography
Robbie Ryan

Production Company

Ireland, UK coproduction

Image Now Films (IE)
17a New Bride Street
Dublin 8
Ireland
Tel: +353 1 4113310
Fax: +353 1 4113319
http://www.imagenowfilms.com
info@imagenow.ie

Fantastic Films (IE)
28 Vernon Ave
Clontarf
Dublin 3
Ireland
Tel: +353 872551666
Fax: +353 1 853 1892
info@fantasticfilms.ie
http://www.fantasticfilms.ie

Passion Pictures
County House
33 - 34 Rathbone Place
London
W1T 1JN
+44 (0)20 7323 9933
info@passion-pictures.com
http://www.passion-pictures.com