Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
A high-adrenaline tale of young climber Peter Garrett, who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up K2, the world's second highest peak. Confronting both his own limitations and the awesome power of nature's uncontrollable elements, Peter risks his life to save his sister, Annie, and her summit team in a race against time. The team is trapped in an icy grave at 26,000 feet - a death zone above the vertical limit of endurance where the human body cannot survive for long. Every second counts as Peter enlists the help of a crew of fellow climbers, including eccentric, reclusive mountain man Montgomery Wick, to ascend the chilling might of the world's most feared peak to save her.Written by
Sujit R. Varma
The well-known climber Ed Viesturs plays himself in the movie. He also worked as a trainer for the actors. See more »
The helicopter lands in landing skid-sized ruts in the snow when picking up Wick. See more »
[to Tom McLaren about Annie Garrett's order to dicontinue their climb]
I mean, did you really think she was gonna lift up her skirt and pull her panties down? Come on man, don't crap out on me now.
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I won't tell you what the spoilers are, but this movie makes you think about the ethical dilemmas advanced climbers face. Especially above the "Vertical Limit" where your own life is pretty much dying above that limit as you approach the summit.
In an article by The Guardian entitled "Mount Everest: the ethical dilemma facing climbers" the author discussed whether climbers should stop to help casualties.
Also, check out article in BBC News "The ethics of climbing Everest" in 2006.
Another interesting article May 1 2015, especially considering recent Avalanches in Nepal. "Mount Everest climbers in dilemma as climbing season draws closer in Nepal"
So you should ask yourself would you do what Vaughan did with the medical kit?
If you family member were trapped on top of K2 or Mount Everest, would you go rescue them?
If you were at base camp what would be your motivations to climb to the top to rescue someone?
And if you were a AF Pararescueman, would you not absolutely love this movie? Hoorah!
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