FRIARS’ GATE, KILMALLOCK.
19TH MARCH, 2014.
Pat Falvey has kindly agreed to make himself available for this event. He proposes to present a short slide show in advance of the showing giving an insight and background to the making of the film. After the showing he will be available to take questions and to listen to your observations on the events on K2 in July/August, 2008.
Pat is also very anxious to gage your reaction to the book ‘The Summit: How Triumph Turned to Tragedy on K2’s Deadliest Days’ (published by Beyond Endurance Publishing in association with The O’Brien Press. 352pp. €24.99/£20). It is recommended that you read this book in advance of attending the film. The film will be all the more relevant if you can do this. Your views on the book will be most valuable to him in his endeavours to promote the truth and the facts of what occurred on the mountain over those three tragic days.
You may wish to visit www.thesummitk2.com for further information.
At Friars’ Gate Theatre and Arts, Kilmallock.
Wednesday, 19th March, 2014 at 8pm.
Film – The Summit
Booking (063) 98727
Dir: Nick Ryan Ireland, UK 2012 95 mins Cert: 12A
On 1 August 2008, climbers from seven international expeditions set out to conquer the summit of K2, considered by many to be the greatest challenge in the climbing world. Though the weather conditions were perfect, what followed was the worst disaster in the history of attempts on K2. Among the climbers was Ger McDonnell from Kilcornan, Co. Limerick, who became the first Irishman to reach the summit. In association with Access Cinema.
There are few of us in The Bears that have not been touched by the extraordinary achievements of Ger McDonnell. The events of July & August, 2008 have been meticulously documented in ‘The Summit: How Triumph Turned to Tragedy on K2’s Deadliest Days’ by Pat Falvey and Pemba Gyalje Sherpa published by Beyond Endurance Publishing in association with O’Brien Press €24.99/£20 352pp.
Pemba Gyalje was a Sherpa on a 2003 expedition with Pat Falvey and Ger Mc Donnell to Everest. In 2008 Pemba Gyalje was a member of the Norit (Dutch) expedition with Ger McDonnell that set out to summit K2, the world’s second highest mountain, but undoubtedly the most difficult to summit and to return from successfully. This story has been made into this celebrated film that we are happy to host for the benefit of all who are interested in extreme adventure.
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