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K2: Siren of the Himalayas
A film by Dave Ohlson

75 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2012
DVD packaged in a certified Green Forestry eco pack

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Four world-class alpinists including National Geographic's Explorer of the Year Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner team up in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineering in the breathtaking documentary K2: Siren of the Himalayas. The film follows an attempt to reach the summit of the world's most challenging peak on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi's landmark K2 expedition.

K2 also explores the history and geography of the legendary Karakoram Mountain Range, while contemplating the risks, rewards and personal nature of exploration in an age when there are few blank spots left on the map. The second highest peak on Earth at 8,611 meters, K2 is also one of the most dangerous mountains to climb: for every four people who have reached the summit, one person has died trying. As Ernest Hardy wrote in The Village Voice, "K2 offers great beauty while capturing something of what pulls the adventurous to try to reach the world's second highest peak."

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"As thrilling as any Hollywood summer blockbuster, with real-life plot twists of death, unexpected heroism, and surprise endings...a must-see!" - The Village Voice

"Beautiful mountaineering film...an account of one modern expedition that draws fruitfully upon the lore of another." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Astonishing...captures courage, hardship and at times defeat, but above all documents the mountain itself, in all its staggering majesty." - Film Journal


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Disc Features

●  Short film: After K2: Rescue in the Karakoram
●  Deleted scene: Death on Broad Peak
●  Bonus clips: Gerlinde on Dhaulagiri; Gerlinde on Her 2011 Summit of K2; and more

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