• Director

    Kevin Macdonald

  • With

    Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

  • UK-USA 2003. 106min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


Documentary blends seamlessly with dramatic reconstruction in this tense retelling of a 1985 descent of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. After making the first successful ascent of the fearsome peak’s west face, climbers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates have to fight for their lives when the return journey goes horribly wrong. Kevin Macdonald’s riveting 21st-century classic will have you reaching for the oxygen mask.