K2: Siren of the Himalayas (in English with occasional small subtitles (the film, however, is so rich in imagery and atmosphere that missing a few words is secondary) ) (75 min. long)
"A Risky, Chilly Climb to the top. 'K2' shows climbers with a lofty goal in the Himalayas. The Documentary's biggest highlight is its climbing footage, much of it shot by Mr. Ohlson; the film gets in close, with snow on the lens, and captures the sound of piercing winds at high altitude."
- Review of K2: Siren of the Himalayas
Ben Koningsberg/The New York Times
From the comfort of Mary's living room join us for a gripping, suspenseful documentary of breathtaking beauty that takes us to K2, in the Himalayas. We will accompany three climbers as they set off in 2009 hiking through roadless parts of Pakistan to get to K2's base. We will live with them in their various camps along the way as they head up to the summit. The footage they took is intercut with the filmed journal entries of the Duke of Abruzzi's very large, very different expedition to the same place in 1909.
K2 is the second highest mountain in the world and one of the most dangerous. It moves climbers to such a degree that some of them climb it repeatedly. Each climb takes at least two months and very few actually reach the summit even after repeated tries, but they feel so fully alive there that they keep coming back. The visual beauty, the thrills and the deep inner experience that brings them back are alive and intimate for us to share.
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