Aside from Touching The Void, "K2" is the best mountain climbing movie I can recall seeing. Made in 1991 it flew under a lot of radars and was widely disregarded... and then a couple of years later Cliffhanger came along and stole it's thunder. Cliffhanger was a conventional thriller movie set against the world of mountain climbers and very little of it actually detailed the technical aspect of climbing. K2 on the other hand is all about authenticity. It does try to include a bit of subtext but for the most part its a simple chronicle of a climbing party attempting to concor K2, the second highest mountain in the world. It's a big screen type of movie and I used to watch it on VHS with a small box tv... I just watched it on my 60 inch plasma and the film really stands the test of time. It's big, exciting and inspiring. Michael Biehn and Matt Craven star and they're great but perhaps their lack of star power is what ultimately kept K2 below that radar. So glad I found this on dvd and revisited...