Quest For K2: “Surviving the Summit”

National Geographic Channel. Produced by Film Oasis.

(Episode #5 of three episodes edited for the 6-part series.)
After two decades of attempts on K2, in 1978 the first American team successfully summits the most treacherous of all mountains. Mountaineer Rick Ridgeway gives a first-hand account of how his climbing partner narrowly escapes death, and his own intense struggle to reach the top.