“The Summit” brings 2008 K2 tragedy to vivid life

Like giant waves, giant mountains frighten me. I have no problem face climbing or approaching cruxy roofs a few hundred feet above where my feet are most comfortable. However, throw in crumbling snow, creaky ice slabs, an unpredictable forecast and little chance of rescue and something in my man parts cowers inward and runs for cover. In short, I stand in awe of big-time alpine climbers.

K2 has long-earned its reputation as the world’s most dangerous mountain. In 2008, it chose to remind us just how seriously it takes that moniker. This is what the movie is about.