Mountain Film On General Release
K2 Hollywood epic Vertical Limit is now playing
Posted: 8 January 2001
Vertical Limit, Hollywood's latest take on mountaineering, is on
general release in the UK now.
The film centres on a ficticious high altitude rescue on K2 and
was filmed in New Zealand's Southern Alps - more information from our
previous articles below - and features a cameo appearance from
American mountaineering legend Ed Viesturs.
We haven't seen it yet, but Stateside reports suggest that, like
Stallone's Cliffhanger, it should raise the hackles of
authenticity-conscious climbers everywhere, but then come on, it's
Hollywood, it's entertainment and let's be honest, it's aimed at the
general public who wouldn't know the difference between K2 and Geoff
Check out the Scoot
cinema section for a venue near you or follow the links from our
previous articles below to see the jazzy trailer on line.
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