In the summer of 1986, several dozen alpinists from all over the world meet at the Base Camp of K2, second highest summit on the planet. Their goal is to climb this extremely difficult, rarely conquered, 8-thousand meter peak.
“K2- touching the sky” is an emotional film set against breathtaking vistas of Karakorum Mountains. It is a multilayered psychological portrait of people who are coping to understand the choices of their parents or their own passion. Filmmakers were allowed unique access to private letters, audio tapes and films of the protagonists, including Kurt Diemberger’s – a legend of alpinism, the only living person who climbed two 8 thousand meters peaks as first man ever (in 1957 and 1960).