The Summit

The Summit

Lochlann O'Mearain
Director: Nick Ryan Cast: Lochlann O'Mearain
Lochlann O'Mearain
, Garrett Philips
Garrett Philips
, Christo Mitzkov
Christo Mitzkov
Nick Ryan


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Mount Everest may be the tallest and most famous mountain on Earth, but most serious climbers agree that K2 is the most challenging peak a mountaineer can attempt, a far trickier and more demanding ascent than its more celebrated rival. A large number of experienced climbers have tried and failed to reach the top of K2, and in the summer of 2008, one expedition ended in tragedy when, after eighteen members of an international party of twenty-four reached the top of K2, eleven of them died while making their way back to the base. Filmmaker Nick Ryan offers an intimate look at this ill-fated mission in the documentary The Summit, which uses interviews, newsreel footage, and re-enactments to demonstrate what went wrong, and how one climber, Ger McDonnell, may have lost his life in a valiant effort to save the lives of his comrades. The Summit received its American premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/11/2014
UPC: 0030306966793
Original Release: 2012
Rating: NR
Source: Ifc Independent Film
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 10,538

Special Features


Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lochlann O'Mearain Ger McDonnell
Garrett Philips Wilco VanRooijen
Christo Mitzkov Marco Confortola
Pemba Gyalje Sherpa Interviewee/Self in Dramatic Reenactments
Chhiring Dorje Sherpa Interviewee/Self in Dramatic Reenactments
Tshering Lama Bhote Interviewee/Self in Dramatic Reenactments
Pasang Lama Interviewee/Self in Dramatic Reenactments
Niall Foley Fredrik Strang/Cas Van De Gevel
Christine Barness Cecilie Skog
Johannes Moser Rolf Bae
Stefan Grossniklaus Lars Nessa
Brian Hall Hugues D'Aubarde
Kelsang Dawa Korean Climber
Nyima Tsering Korean Climber
Phurbu Tsering Korean Climber
Concetto LaMalfa Walter Bonatti
Hoselito Bite Participant
Marco Confortola Participant
Pat Falvey Participant
J.J. McDonnell Participant
Eric Meyer Participant
Lars Nessa Participant
Damien O'Brien Participant
Cecilie Skog Participant
Annie Starkey Participant
Fredrik Strang Participant
Cas VanDeGevel Participant
Wilco VanRooijen Participant
Predrag Zagorac Participant
Alberto Zerain Participant

Technical Credits
Nick Ryan Director,Camera Operator,Producer
John Battsek Executive Producer
Pat Falvey Executive Producer
Garret Farrell Sound/Sound Designer
Nick Fraser Executive Producer
Andrew Hegarty Asst. Director
John McDonnell Executive Producer
John McDonnell Executive Producer
Darrell Kavanagh Executive Producer
Dorothy MacGabhann Casting
Mark Monroe Screenwriter
Niamh O'Loan Makeup
Simon O'Reilly Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen O'Reilly Camera Operator,Cinematographer,Production Manager
Robbie Ryan Cinematographer
Nick Seymour Score Composer
Ardmore Sound Sound Mixer
Ben Stark Editor
David Torpey Associate Producer
Kate Townsend Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Summit
1. Opening Credits [8:16]
2. No Clouds [9:28]
3. Crying Out [9:29]
4. Completely Exhausted [10:08]
5. Different Cultures [7:28]
6. Little Help [9:59]
7. Enjoyed the View [8:49]
8. Monitoring Our Radios [9:38]
9. In Trouble [9:41]
10. Descend Together [11:38]
11. Missing Piece [5:56]
12. Ending Credits [1:55]

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