Michael Biehn stars as a successful lawyer and Matt Craven as a physics professor who have been climbing mountains together for ten years. Their wildest dreams are fulfilled when they join an expedition to climb K2, the second highest mountain in the world.

Based on a play by Patrick Meyers, this visually stunning film offers an emotionally gripping look at male friendship under pressure. The physical and mental energies these men exert is secondary to the spiritual lessons they learn in the face of death.

Director Franc Roddam manages to provide several credible answers in this film to the famous question — why climb mountains?