History Film / VerticalLimit

13th Jun '17 4:46:22 PM Linda58
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* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: [[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!]]

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* TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath: [[spoiler:Two of the climbers get the message that the nitroglycerin they're carrying should be kept out of the sun, but it's sun...after its been in the sun so long already! Oh, no! It's leaking! Hurry, a ''long'' time. They run, get in it the shade, and bury it in the shade! Bury it snow. They sigh in the snow! Whew. That was close. Let's have relief, and even chuckle when they panic over almost dropping a good laugh about that. Then water bottle. Unbeknownst to them, the nitro leaks out into container is leaking and slowly reaches the sunlight.sun. BOOOOOM!]]
15th Feb '17 2:56:26 PM Mdumas43073
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A 2000 adventure drama film directed by Martin Campbell, about a group of climbers who become stranded in an avalanche on K2, and the rescue mission launched to find them. Noted for its AllStarCast and loads and loads of SceneryPorn, it won several awards for drama and visual effects.

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A 2000 adventure drama film directed by Martin Campbell, about a group of climbers who become stranded in an avalanche on K2, and the rescue mission launched to find them. Noted for its AllStarCast With a cast including Chris O'Donnell, Creator/BillPaxton, Robin Tunney, and Creator/ScottGlenn, and loads and loads of SceneryPorn, it won several awards for drama and visual effects.
15th Feb '17 2:53:59 PM Mdumas43073
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15th Feb '17 1:23:01 PM Mdumas43073
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A 2000 film about a group of climbers who become stranded in an avalanche on K2, and the rescue mission launched to find them. Noted for its AllStarCast and loads and loads of SceneryPorn, it won several awards for drama and visual effects.

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A 2000 adventure drama film directed by Martin Campbell, about a group of climbers who become stranded in an avalanche on K2, and the rescue mission launched to find them. Noted for its AllStarCast and loads and loads of SceneryPorn, it won several awards for drama and visual effects.
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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