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14th Nov '16 10:34:40 AM Umbethi
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* JerkassHasAPoint: One of the characters initially argues against sending up a rescue team, claiming that it is foolish to risk six lives to save three. [[spoiler: Ultimately, the rescue team lose four members and only succeed in rescuing one of the trapped climbers, making his point very valid.]]
31st Mar '16 7:50:44 PM Flawedspirit
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* FakeUltimateHero: Vaughn, whose last trip up K2 was much-publicized due to the death of several members of the climbing party. Itís revealed that he didnít survive through any skill of his own, but because [[spoiler:he stole the dex from Wickís wife, which ultimately resulted in her death.]] Wick suspects this, and later gets confirmation.

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* FakeUltimateHero: Vaughn, whose last trip up K2 was much-publicized due to the death of several members of the climbing party. Itís revealed that he didnít survive through any skill of his own, but because [[spoiler:he stole the dex [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexamethasone#High-altitude_illnesses dexamethasone]] from Wickís wife, which ultimately resulted in her death.]] Wick suspects this, and later gets confirmation.
25th Feb '16 8:05:32 AM marcoasalazarm
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* GeniusLoci: Wick talks about the K2 as such at one point, saying that it "wanted" Vaughn to return because it hadn't "claimed" him the first time around.



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Vaughn]].

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Vaughn]].[[spoiler:Vaughn. He killed Wick's wife, and his final lines are his constant screaming in terror as Wick pulls a TakingYouWithMe HeroicSacrifice]].


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* TitleDrop: Done by Montgomery Wick on a speech about near the end. He is talking to Tom about how much of a DeathWorld being several thousand feet in the air in the mountain is and how Tom is pretty much ready to drop dead by this point-which he ''will'', if he doesn't accepts Wick's help, even with the ulterior motives Wick has for going for the survivors.
30th Nov '15 10:03:28 PM Tallens
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* ScalingTheSummit: It's about an expedition to K2 that meets with disaster after an avalanche, and a subsequent expedition sent to rescue them.
15th Mar '14 3:24:37 AM erforce
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* AMillionIsAStatistic: Subverted. There are several climbers on the trip and at first Peter and many others at base camp are overjoyed that Annie, Vaughn and Tom survived the avalanche they quickly realise that everyone else is dead. Highlighted by showing Karim devastated that his cousin isn't among the survivors.



* AMillionIsAStatistic: Subverted. There are several climbers on the trip and at first Peter and many others at base camp are overjoyed that Annie, Vaughn and Tom survived the avalanche they quickly realise that everyone else is dead. Highlighted by showing Karim devastated that his cousin isn't among the survivors.



* TheOneThingIDontHateAboutYou: The Pakistani military officer admits that despite the Indians being their mortal enemies, they make really good tea.



* TheOneThingIDontHateAboutYou: The Pakistani military officer admits that despite the Indians being their mortal enemies, they make really good tea.
15th Mar '14 2:27:22 AM NTC3
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23rd Dec '13 9:19:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath

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* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeathTakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: [[spoiler:Two of the climbers get the message that the nitroglycerin they're carrying should be kept out of the sun, but it's been in the sun so long already! Oh, no! It's leaking! Hurry, get it in the shade! Bury it in the snow! Whew. That was close. Let's have a good laugh about that. Then the nitro leaks out into the sunlight. BOOOOOM!]]
24th Aug '13 5:21:22 PM TitoMosquito
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* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler:Vaughn.]]
5th Jan '13 1:27:42 AM Westrim
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* DwindlingParty: The rescue team.

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* DwindlingParty: The rescue team.Out of 6 rescuers and 3 trapped people, two rescuers and one trapped person survive the movie- four people lost to save one person.



* FakeUltimateHero - Vaughn, whose last trip up K2 was much-publicized due to the death of several members of the climbing party. Itís revealed that he didnít survive through any skill of his own, but because [[spoiler:he stole the dex from Wickís wife, which ultimately resulted in her death.]] Wick suspects this, and later gets confirmation.

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* FakeUltimateHero - FakeUltimateHero: Vaughn, whose last trip up K2 was much-publicized due to the death of several members of the climbing party. Itís revealed that he didnít survive through any skill of his own, but because [[spoiler:he stole the dex from Wickís wife, which ultimately resulted in her death.]] Wick suspects this, and later gets confirmation.



* HeroicSacrifice - Several. The film opens with Annie and Peterís father insisting they CutTheSafetyRope so his weight doesnít pull them all down. [[spoiler:Wick]] does this too, conveniently getting revenge on [[spoiler:Vaughn]] in a TakingYouWithMe moment. Vaughn also tries to convince an injured Tom to pull one in order to save the dex for himself, though both Tom and Annie call him out for being a selfish bastard.
* ImColdSoCold - [[spoiler:Tom]]. Unsurprising, since heís, you know, freezing to death.

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* HeroicSacrifice - HeroicSacrifice: Several. The film opens with Annie and Peterís father insisting they CutTheSafetyRope so his weight doesnít pull them all down. [[spoiler:Wick]] does this too, conveniently getting revenge on [[spoiler:Vaughn]] in a TakingYouWithMe moment. Vaughn also tries to convince an injured Tom to pull one in order to save the dex for himself, though both Tom and Annie call him out for being a selfish bastard.
* ImColdSoCold - ImColdSoCold: [[spoiler:Tom]]. Unsurprising, since heís, you know, freezing to death.



* KarmicDeath - [[spoiler:Vaughn]].

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* KarmicDeath - KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Vaughn]].



* WhatIsOneMansLifeInComparison: Vaughn tries to pull this on Tom, telling him heís got no chance so they shouldnít bother wasting the dex on him. While he might have a point -- Tom ''is'' severely injured -- heís a pretty cold-hearted bastard about it. Plus, Vaughn only says it because he wants all the dex for himself.

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* WhatIsOneMansLifeInComparison: Vaughn tries to pull this on Tom, telling him heís got no chance so they shouldnít bother wasting the dex on him. While he might have a point -- point-- Tom ''is'' severely injured -- heís a pretty cold-hearted bastard about it. Plus, Vaughn only says it because he wants all the dex for himself.
20th Oct '12 12:07:56 PM rman
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* EveryoneKnowsMorse: A realistic and justified version. Peter uses Morse code to try and contact the team. Only one other person at the base camp is shown being able to understand it; and on the mountain, Tom knows that it is Morse code but only Annie responds. It's later revealed that Peter and Annie's father made them learn Morse code, so Peter was probably trying to contact her.
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