K2: The Savage Mountain (1979)

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  • K2 - The Savage Mountain Alternative

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About Chris Bonington's K2 expedition in May 1978, which set out to conquer the West Ridge of K2 in the Karakorum range. The attempt was abandoned as a result of the death of one of the climbers, Nick Estcourt. Also includes rare footage of the American 1938 expedition and of the 1953 and 1975 attempts.

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