| "K2: Siren of the Himalayas" is a feature documentary film following three climbers as our team attempts to summit the world's second highest peak, K2.
Shot in Pakistan during the summer of 2009, our journey coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi's historic 1909 expedition. As we retrace the Abruzzi route taken in 1909, the film examines the history and geography of the Karakoram mountains while contemplating the risks, rewards and personal nature of exploration in an age when there are few blank spots left on the map.
K2 is one of the world's most dangerous and challenging peaks. For every four people who have reached the summit, one person has died trying. K2 is steeper, more precarious and more technically demanding than the well-traveled Mount Everest, and films about K2 are few and far between compared to its slightly taller counterpart. This film features world class alpinists Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner with Jake Meyer, Chris Szymiec, director Dave Ohlson and other climbers in a rare glimpse into the world of high altitude mountaineering.
Premiered at the Banff Mountain Film Festival (Nov. 2012).