K2: The Impossible Descent

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K2: The Impossible Descent

65 minutes, Austria – Climbing 
Oct 31 – Nov 8 – This film is available for Festival Passholders only 

K2, the Savage Mountain, holds a mythical place in the hearts of climbers around the world, 1 in 4 do not return from it. On July 22, 2018, Polish ski-mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel makes ‘the impossible descent’ from its summit. He does it solo, and without supplemental oxygen. The mountaineering community are stunned and mainstream press take notice. This feature documentary explores the man behind the achievement and the circumstances he endured to get there. His close-knit crew (including his younger brother) overcome biblical weather, unchartered terrain, and life-threatening rescue missions.

 

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K2: The Impossible Descent

65 Mins

K2, the Savage Mountain, holds a mythical place in the hearts of climbers around the world –1 in 4 do not return from it. On July 22, 2018, Polish ski-mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel makes ‘the impossible descent’ from its summit. He does it solo, and without supplemental oxygen. The mountaineering community are stunned and mainstream press take notice. This feature documentary explores the man behind the achievement and the circumstances he endured to get there. His close-knit crew (including his younger brother) overcome biblical weather, unchartered terrain, and life-threatening rescue missions.

Year: 
2020
Country: 
Austria
Director: 
Slawomir Batyra
Producer: 
Sławomir Richert, Michal Zamencki, Tom Fish
Production Company: 
Red Bull Media House
Has subtitles: 
Yes