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The Summit

This film is a reenactment based on the testimonies of those who survived the climb of K2, the "Savage Mountain."

When: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Where: UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd., Santa Barbara

Cost: $5 - $10

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Film Screening

Description:

In August 2008, 18 climbers reached the top of K2, aka the “Savage Mountain,” located in a remote region of the Himalayas. Forty-eight hours later, 11 people were dead. While memorials paid tribute to those killed, there were also condemnations. Why do 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 cliffhanger of a film explores the very nature of adventure in the modern world.

Event posted Dec. 16, 2013
Last updated Jan. 1, 2014

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