The Climb (1987)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Docudrama  |   Release Date - May 31, 1986 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Climb is an authentic-looking reenactment of a treacherous 1953 mountain-climbing expedition. Dr. Karl Herrligkoffer (James Hurdle), whose half-brother was killed in 1932 while attempting to scale the 26,000-foot Himalayan peak Nanga Parbar, leads a German/Austrian expedition up the same mountain two decades later. Herrligkoffer's volatile partner in this mission is headstrong mountaineer Herman Buhl (Bruce Greenwood). The film is as much a story about the conflict of temperaments between Herrligkoffer and Buhl as it is about the climb itself. Donald Shebib wrote and directed this Canadian-made "open air" adventure.

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mountain-climbing, partner, mission [quest], summit [peak], half-brother