Despite The Summit image now films20122012-10-12The Summit is a 2012 documentary film about the 2008 K2 disaster directed by Nick Ryan. It combines documentary footage with dramatized recreations of the events of the 2008 K2 disaster. On the way to and from the summit, eleven climbers died during a short time span creating one of the worst catastophes in climbing history. Much of the documentary footage was captured by Swedish mountaineer Fredrik Sträng. Sträng was planning to do a Documentary which was aborted due to the fact that he did not reach the summit. The footage was still valuable to help solving what really did happen since all the climbers had different stories about what happened.Nick Ryan Nick RyanNick Ryan (Producer)Christine Barnes (Cecile Skog); Hoselito Bite; Marco ConfortolaAdventure; Documentaryhttp://www.impawards.com/2013/posters/summit.jpghttp://thesummitfilm.com/#trailertt2363471133441 about 2008 K2 disaster likely gathers far more viewers, K2: Siren of the Himalayas Ursus Films20122012-11-02Following a group of climbers attempting to climb K2 in 2009, on the 100-year anniversary of its landmark 1909 expedition. Experience the adventure, peril and serenity of a group's attempt to climb the most challenging peak on earth.Dave Ohlson Dave OhlsonGerlinde Kaltenbrunner; Simone Leorin (Narrator (Voice)); Jake Meyer; Chris Szymiec; Fabrizio ZangrilliAdventure; Documentaryhttp://K2siren.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/K2poster_new-med-712x1024.jpghttp://K2siren.com/trailer/tt2467442186079 might be more interesting to climbers. It centers around 2009 campaign to climb K2 with Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Fabrizio Zangrilli, Jake Meyer and Chris Szymiec at the main focus. The attempt was done on Cesen RouteK28611mSouth sideIII-IV, 75°.
Compared to siege-style 2008 campaign, 2009 campaign was significantly smaller in scale is regards to number of climbers as well as lighter in style with neither high-altitude sherpas nor bottled oxygen. The film has won several prizes and most of the reviews are very positive.