Between The Ambassador (review), Queen of Versailles (review), The Imposter, and a few others I haven’t seen yet but continue to hear good things about (Searching for Sugar Man, How to Survive a Plague), 2012 was a pretty solid year for documentaries. Nick Ryan’s The Summit, a mixture of archival footage and re-enactments about the deadliest day at K2, just got accepted to Sundance, and hopefully it can lead off an even better 2013. If not, we’ll probably just point and laugh. Here’s the rundown (trailer below):
In August 2008, twenty-four climbers from several international expeditions converged on High Camp of K2, the last stop before the summit of the most dangerous mountain on earth. Forty-eight hours later, eleven had been killed or had vanished, making it the worst K2 climbing disaster in history.