Projection: Friday 5th December – 3.20 pm – Sala Colonne
Company: Ursus Films
Country: USA
Discipline: Climbing
Year: 2012
Director: Dave Ohlson
Editing: Darren Lund, Jason Reid, Dave Ohlson
Photo: Dave Olson, Vittorio Sella
Soundtrack: Jonathan Haidle
Actors: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Fabrizio Zangrilli, Chris Szymiec, Jake Meyer
Voice Off: Simone Leorin
Producer: Jason Reid
CoProducer: Andy McDonough
Time: 75 min


The adventure, peril and serenity of a group’s attempt to climb the world’s most challenging peak. While their summit attempt hangs in the balance, we examine the risks, rewards and deeply personal nature of exploration in an age when there are few blank spots left on the map. Featuring National Geographic’s 2012 Explorer of the Year, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and rare footage and still images from the 1909 Duke of Abruzzi expedition, this is the definitive historical piece on K2, tracing the parallels of high altitude exploration over the last century