Director Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September) reconstructs mountaineers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates's fateful climb in the Peruvian Andes in 1985, combining dramatic reenactments and interviews. Following a successful ascent, disaster struck when Simpson fell and broke several bones in his leg. Yates unknowingly lowered Simpson over the lip of a crevasse and was no longer able to hold on. Certain they were both about to be pulled to their deaths, Yates cut the rope. How Simpson survived the fall, and made it back to base camp, is a story (like that of The Endurance) that will astound and inspire. Shot on location at over 20,000 ft., the film contains some of the most breathtaking mountain sequences ever photographed. Official Web Site

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Director: Kevin Macdonald

Cast: Nicholas Aaron, Brendan Mackey, Joe Simpson, Simon Yates

MPAA Rating: R

Run Time: 1hr 48mins

Release Year: 2003

Country Of Origin: Great Britain