- Harsher in Hindsight: K2 was well-known as one of the deadliest mountains in the world when this movie came out. The events of the 2008 season did not improve its reputation.
- Retroactive Recognition: The film has a remarkably high number of cast members recognizable from major sci-fi franchises. Besides Bill Paxton, there's Alexander Siddig and Nicholas Lea (Dr. Bashir from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Krycek from The X-Files), and Temuera Morrison and Ben Mendelsohn before their major roles in Star Wars.
YMMV / Vertical Limit