Join us in the Ivywild Gym for K2: Siren of the Himalayas on the big screen. We will have popcorn, a full bar and snacks available inside the Gym. Brought to you by Ivywild School, Pikes Peak Alpine School and Independent Film Society of Colorado. We will have a few door prizes from Pikes Peak Alpine School too! Free admission with donations supporting IFSOC.
K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2012, 75min, by Dave Ohlson)
This breathtaking film follows an historic attempt to summit the world’s most challenging peak on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi’s landmark K2 expedition in 1909. World-class alpinists Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner team up with veteran climbers Jake Meyer and Chris Szymiec in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineering.
The documentary also 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. The second highest peak on Earth at 8,611 meters, K2 is also one of the most dangerous mountains to climb: for every four people who have reached the summit of K2, one person has died trying.
“As thrilling as any Hollywood summer blockbuster, with real-life plot twists of death, unexpected heroism, and surprise endings…a must-see!” – The Village Voice
“Beautiful mountaineering film…an account of one modern expedition that draws fruitfully upon the lore of another.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Astonishing…captures courage, hardship and at times defeat, but above all documents the mountain itself, in all its staggering majesty.” – Film Journal