When thinking about the perils of mountain climbing, most minds may automatically jump to Mount Everest. After all, it's the tallest mountain in the world, so surely it would be the dangerous. That's not the case, though. The second-tallest mountain in the world, K2, is widely considered to be the more perilous of the two.
In August of 2008, 18 climbers reached the top of K2. Within 48 hours, 11 of them died. The documentary The Summit tells their story using actual footage from the climbers, interviews with the survivors, as well as some meticulous reenactments.
Directed by Nick Ryan, The Summit premiered at Sundance earlier this year (where it won Best Editing), and not long after it was picked up by Sundance Selects for distribution. And now that it's set to hit theaters on October 4, 2013, it is our honor to premiere the poster for the film.
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