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The Summit


Gripping. A heart-throbbing experience.

— Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter

Presented by Sundance Selects | Ireland | Oct 4th, 2013 | 102 MINS | PG13

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 adventure in the modern world.


  • Nick Ryan


  • Nick Ryan

Executive Producers

  • John Battsek
  • Pat Falvey
  • Darrell Kavanagh
  • John McDonnell


  • Mark Monroe