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Release Date: January 23rd, 2004

DVD Release Date: June 15th, 2004

R|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
In 1985, two young climbers, Joe Simpson (Brendan Mackey) and Simon Yates (Nicholas Aaron), set out to be the first to reach the summit of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. They succeed, and the two embark on the treacherous descent down the mountain -- only to meet with disaster when Simpson breaks his leg in a fall, leaving Yates to lower him the rest of the way with ropes. When a storm threatens both their lives, Yates must decide whether to cut the rope and risk Simpson's likely death.

Cast: Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron, Richard Hawking, Joe Simpson, Simon Yates, Ollie Ryall

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Genres: Drama, Adventure

Production Co: Darlow Smithson Productions

Keywords: Survival, Gripping, Suspenseful, Inspiring, 1980s, Fall, Quest

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Winner Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)