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The Second Summit

UK

2021

86 min

British veteran mountaineers Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders reunite to tackle the last unclimbed peak in Sikkim, India, having overcome cancer, ageing bodies, and a thirty year-long falling out. The film follows their epic adventure up Chombu. Intertwined is the backstory of one of the pioneering partnerships of super-alpinism. Told through gorgeous high-altitude footage and archival photographs, this is a film about two greats of 20th century British mountaineering. More than that, it is a portrait of a friendship.

Original Language

English

Direction

Hugo Saunders

Camera

Victor Saunders/ Mick Fowler/ Chris Prescott/ Hugo Saunders

Editing

Hugo Saunders

Sound

Chris Prescott

Script

N/A

Producer

Hugo Saunders

About the filmmaker.

Hugo Saunders came to film from a background in the classical arts, which he practised for many years, teaching painting in Florence, Italy, and exhibiting and working on commissions around the world before turning his hand to cinema. He now is a camera operator on many films and television shows in his native Scotland. He is a keen rock-climber and pursuer of the outdoors. This is his first documentary.

Hugo Saunders

hugo.w.saunders@gmail.com