August 1, 2008 was the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain. Eighteen mountain climbers had reached the top of K2—commonly known as Savage Mountain—but 48 hours later, eleven of them 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. While memorials paid tribute to those killed, there were also condemnations about 'the why.' Why do these athletes risk everything to reach a place humans are simply not meant to go? With breathtaking cinematography and jaw dropping reenactments based on the testimony of those who survived the climb, The Summit is a thrilling documentary about the very nature of adventure in the modern world. Official Web Site

Director:

Nick Ryan

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

1hr 42mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

Ireland/UK/USA