Peter manages to assemble a rescue mission with some of the climbers at base camp, including brothers, Cyril and Malcolm (Le Marquand and Mendelsohn), Monique Aubertine (Izabella Scorupco), Kareem Nazir (Alexander Siddig), and Skip Taylor (Robert Taylor).
Skip and Peter also visit the reclusive Montgomery Wick (Glenn), reported to be the world’s best climber and foremost expert on K2, who agrees to join in the rescue attempt to reach the team before they die of pulmonary edema.
D.) Alexander Siddig (Game of Thrones) Colon Moy (Xena) Alistair Browning (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) Josephine Davison (Power Rangers S. D.) Craig Walsh-Wrightson (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) While climbing in Monument Valley, siblings Peter (O’Donnell) and Annie Garrett (Tunney) lose their father, Royce (Stuart Wilson).
Vaughn is the only one unharmed and possesses dexamethasone.
Vaughn’s story from his first disastrous climb on K2 detailed that the dexamethasone was swept away, but Wick later discovers an empty box of dex, proving his assertions that Vaughn used it for himself and ultimately let Wick’s wife die from pulmonary edema to which Wick swears revenge on Vaughn.
Monique pulls herself up and radios base camp that Cyril has been killed.
Back at the military station, the nitroglycerine canisters come into contact with the sun and explode.
Peter has since retired from climbing, becoming a full-time wildlife photographer, and Annie has gone on to become a renowned mountain climber.
After two falling amateurs leave the family dangling, Royce forces Peter to cut him loose to save Peter and his sister.
I appreciate the writer and producer's creative accomplishment in producing a quality story for this genre. Taye Diggs showed us another dimension of his talent in this film, by revealing his genuine sense of humor. Mos Def proved yet again there is absolutely no limit to this man's ability.
CAST Chris O’Donnell (Batman &Robin) Robin Tunney (Hollywoodland) Stuart Wilson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3) Temuera Morrison (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena) Nicholas Lea (Andromeda) Scott Glenn (The Silence of The Lambs) Bill Paxton (Agents of S. Three years later, during a wildlife photo shoot for National Geographic in the lower Himalayas in Pakistan, Peter’s assistant falls and breaks his leg.
After Monique secures her harness to him, the peak cracks, and Monique also falls over the edge with the leaky nitro canisters exploding beneath them.