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A top film in the climbing category.
on October 7, 2015
I've watched this movie several times now - the brilliant cinematography with reeling panoramas and fractured, disjointed camera work (at times!) really puts you inside of Joe Simpson's head as he is suffering the effects of pain and dehydration. This film is an excellent recreation of a triumphant climb gone horribly wrong.
The interviews also show the climbers as real people - not climbing demi-gods. You suffer along with Simon as he makes the heart-rending but necessary decision that he is forced to make. Joe is very likable, and shows a fierceness of survival spirit that got him through.