lundi 1 août 2011

"This week we commemorate Hugues, Ger's and Rolf's passing three years ago," said the film makers. Irish Ger McDonnell died 2 August and last week fellow Irish Adventure based film makers, Image Now Films (Dublin) and Pat Falvey Production (Kerry) achieved a probable new world record of filming from a helicopter on K2 for the final sequence of The Summit - a film about the 2008 K2 disaster. Flying to an altitude of 23,500 feet (7,162m) on K2, Nick Ryan operated the Cineflex camera system mounted to the Pakistani Army Ecuriel helicopter, filming aerial footage of the shoulder above camp 4 and the Serac. Stephen O'Reilly in the backup helicopter reached an altitude of 25,000 feet (7,620m) from where he photographed the mountain.