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Siren of the Himalayas

Source: . Credit: http://K2siren.com,  Licensed under: Public Domain.
Source: Official movie page. Credit: http://K2siren.com, Licensed under: Public Domain.

Despite The Summit about 2008 K2 disaster likely gathers far more viewers, K2: Siren of the Himalayas 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.

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