Review by: wesleydouglas, 2004-07-13
You can keep crap movies like Cliffhanger, Vertical Limit and K2, this is the real deal. At last a real mountaineering story that's more gripping than made-up crap like the aforementioned titles. And unlike none of the others, this one features realistic climbing sequences. Filmed as a documentary with the action recreated by actors, this film also features interviews with the three main characters involved in the near-tragedy on Siula Grande in Peru. This film features swooping vista shots of Siula Grande and climbing sequences, apparently filmed in the European Alps, that fit in seamlessly. There's a bit of strong language in it (including the C word) but in context - broken leg, bottom of crevasse - it's understandable. In short, superb.