K2: Siren of the Himalayas

75 mins


Everest gets the lion’s share of media coverage, but alpinists know that K2 — at 8,611 meters, the second-highest peak in the world — is more challenging. Perhaps those difficult conditions explain why there are so few documentaries about K2, but K2: Siren of the Himalayas tells the story of a 2009 ascent of the mountain by Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, a century after the Duke of Abruzzi’s famous expedition. Filmed in Pakistan, this often-gripping documentary shows how hard it is for even the world’s finest alpinists to climb this mountain, where for every four people who have reached summit, one has died trying.

Production Team

Dave Ohlson

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2013 Mountainfilm Festival.

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