Directed by Dave Ohlson
Rated Not Rated, 75 min.
Underwritten by Tim Lapage of Safari Experts
The second highest peak on Earth at 8,611 meters, K2 is also one of the most dangerous mountains to climb: for every four people who have reached the summit of K2, one person has died trying. This breathtaking film follows an historic attempt to summit the world’s most challenging peak on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi’s landmark K2 expedition in 1909. World-class alpinists team up with veteran climbers in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineering. The documentary also examines the history and geography of the Karakoram mountains while contemplating the risks, rewards and personal nature of exploration in an age when there are few blank spots left on the map.
Offers great beauty while capturing something of what pulls the adventurous to try to reach the world’s second highest peak. – Village Voice
Dec 26 – Dec 28, 2014
Fri/Sat 8 pm, Sun 6 pm