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The Summit (2013) - Movie Details

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95 min.
Release Date
October 4, 2013 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
February 11, 2014 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
95 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for some language

In August, 2008, 18 mountain climbers reached the top of K2. 48 hours later, 11 people were dead. While memorials paid tribute to those killed, there were also condemnations about ‘the why.' Why do these athletes risk everything to reach a place humans are simply not meant to go? With breathtaking cinematography and jaw dropping reenactments based on the testimony of those who survived the climb, this thrilling film is about the very nature of... Full synopsis »

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I find mountain climbing crazy. I find mountain climbers to be especially crazy. I do not get why anyone would push themselves beyond their limits, climbing higher than any human ever was intended to be, risking his or her life and at the very least fingers and toes to reach the top of anything just because. But I also find mountain climbing extremely fascinating and am drawn to anything that presents insight into what drives certain people to do what they do. Full movie review »

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