‘The Summit’ to screen at Elemental Festival 2013


The Limerick Premiere of The Summit will take place on Friday, 13th of September during Elemental Arts & Culture Festival as part of a Gala Charity Screening with all profits going to The Ger McDonnell Memorial Trust.

The Summit is a feature length documentary about the deadliest day in modern mountain climbing history. At the heart of The Summit lies a mystery about one extraordinary Limerick man, Ger McDonnell, the first Irishman to summit K2. The Summit is about the very nature of modern adventure.

Speaking about the screening, Maeve McGrath, part of the Elemental Team said “We are delighted that The Summit will screen as part of Elemental 2013. We approached the production company and they were very supportive of our proposal to have a Charity Screening in Ger’s memory. Ger was an amazing man and this will be a fine tribute to him”

In August of 2008, 22 climbers from several international expeditions converged on High Camp of K2, the last stop before the summit of the most dangerous mountain on Earth. 48 hours later, eleven had been killed or simply vanished into thin air. Like a horror movie come-to-life, it was as if the mountain began stealing lives, one climber at a time.

Damien O’Brien, brother in law to Ger McDonnell and author of The Time Has Come commented “It’s fantastic that the city of Limerick has the opportunity to see this film, a book can sway a person’s opinion on what happens in a situation, director Nick Ryan has portrayed the events in a very fair light and allows the viewers to decide who the heroes are. It was an honour for the McDonnell family when they were told about the initial idea that the Elemental team had. Ger was always a proud limerick and Irishman, so on the fifth anniversary of his passing it’s great that Limerick has a chance to see exactly what happened to Ger on the last days leading up to his death”.

This is a ticketed event and early booking is advised as tickets are limited.

For further information and booking see: www.elementalfestival.com


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