Extremes lead to life or death, and here a man must go through an extreme ordeal to save himself. Makes me question: 'is life really worth all that effort?' Yes. Crazy as it is to say it, life is. I shall crawl on my stomach through crevasse and rock, alone, so I may cherish life.
I usually don't like sports films, neither endurance films, especially if either are plied with a constant, Hollywoodesque tear-in-the-eye effect. This film, however, is a far cry from those ones. It's gripping, scary, honest and human. It touches upon the breadth of trust and survival.