Director and producer of The Summit to give talk at DIT Aungier Street



25 November 2013: The director and producer of the award-winning film The Summit is to give a talk at DIT Aungier Street this Wednesday (27 November) at 6.30pm.

The talk by Nick Ryan is being hosted by DIT REEL Society, DIT PRPA Society and the DIT Societies Office and will be followed by a wine reception.

The Summit tells the true story of the tragic deaths of 11 mountain climbers, including Limerick man Ger McDonnell, in the worst K2 climbing disaster in history.

In 2008, 24 climbers from several international expeditions set out on this notorious quest to the top of the most dangerous mountain on Earth.

The film includes never-before-seen footage of the climb and interviews with Sherpa Pemba Gyalje, who was awarded the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his heroic deeds on K2, Norit team leader Wilco van Rooijen, who survived three days in the death zone, and Marco Confortola, the last man to speak to Ger McDonnell.

“Nick will be speaking at DIT about the film making process, behind the scenes, filming in Pakistan and lots more,” says Shane Jonathan Collins, Chairperson of DIT REEL Society.

“We are thrilled that Nick agreed to speak to DIT students and staff about such an award winning Irish film. It’s such a compiling true story this film documents – it will be a privilege to get a rare insight into how they did it.”

The film won an editing award at Sundance and was selected for several prestigious film festivals including the 60th Sydney Film Festival, Sundance London and Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival.

The talk takes place in room 4027 - click here to register for the event.

The Summit went on release at Irish cinemas last Friday (22 November).


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