Vaughn’s story from his first disastrous climb on K2 detailed that the dexamethasone was swept away, but Wick later discovers an empty box of dex, proving his assertions that Vaughn used it for himself and ultimately let Wick’s wife die from pulmonary edema to which Wick swears revenge on Vaughn.Meanwhile, in the crevasse, Vaughn administers dex to himself and kills Tom with the syringe full of air to save the remaining dex for himself.Recovering at base camp, Annie reconciles with Peter, who finally pays his respects at a memorial for those killed on K2, including Wick, Vaughn, Kareem, his cousin Ali, Cyril and Malcolm, Tom Mc Laren, and Wick’s late wife who was a guide.This is a surprisingly well done little film, mixing the climber/mountain drama with some additional elements.Monique alone remains on the ledge holding the rope with the other four hang on to it.To save Annie and Peter, and to fulfill his revenge on Vaughn, Wick pulls a knife from his pocket, says a Buddhist prayer and cuts the rope holding himself and Vaughn (similar to Royce Garrett’s death) dropping the two to their deaths.The climb turns out to be a disaster—as a storm closes in and the winds begin to wreak havoc, causing an avalanche.
Meanwhile, underground, Annie begins to suffer from pulmonary edema.
When the Wilson sisters get minor facial cuts in a car accident, they refuse to leave the hotel.
Kevin and Marcus then disguise themselves as Wilson sister look-alikes in order to save their jobs.
Peter, who initially radioed Tom to turn around, stands by the radio and begins to hear Annie using Morse code to inform base camp that they are alive.
Peter manages to assemble a rescue mission with some of the climbers at base camp, including brothers, Cyril and Malcolm (Le Marquand and Mendelsohn), Monique Aubertine (Izabella Scorupco), Kareem Nazir (Alexander Siddig), and Skip Taylor (Robert Taylor).