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Adventure; K2: The Elusive Summit

01/26/1987


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Series
Adventure
Program
K2: The Elusive Summit
Program Number

105

Series Description

Real-life stories which transport viewers on journeys set in remote mountain villages, endangered waterways, and through treacherous terrain. Each saga is filled with suspense and surprise for the modern day explorers who personify the spirit of discovery that lies at the heart of every ADVENTURE. See individual episodes for further descriptions. Series release date: 1987

Program Description

British mountaineer Julie Tullis and Austrian filmmaker Kurt Diemberger join a 20-member Swiss team in the summer of 1984 to tackle K2, at 28,350 feet the world's second highest peak and considered the world's "most elusive summit," straddling the Pakistan-China border. Assaulted by blizzards and avalanches, the Swiss turn back, leaving Tullis and Diemberger 4000 feet short of the summit for one more daring attempt. They abort, then choose neighboring Broad Peak (26,000 feet) for a quick three-day alpine-style climb.

Duration

00:61:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
Travel
Citation
Chicago: “Adventure; K2: The Elusive Summit,” 01/26/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 1, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_33628133A1C0486D83447E7EB931E0F3.
MLA: “Adventure; K2: The Elusive Summit.” 01/26/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 1, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_33628133A1C0486D83447E7EB931E0F3>.
APA: Adventure; K2: The Elusive Summit. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_33628133A1C0486D83447E7EB931E0F3
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