Vertical Limit Peter Garrett and Annie Garrett are separated while climbing in Monument Valley. Their father, Royce, is killed. Two climbers who fell quit the family, Royce forces Peter to cut him loose to rescue Peter as well as Annie. Three years after, Peter has retired from climbing, however Annie is now a well-known climber. Their relationship is strained and Annie continues to blame Peter for the death of Royce. Peter reconnects with Annie at the K2 base camp, where Annie plans to make a summit attempt on K2. Elliot Vaughn, a wealthy industrialist, finances the expedition. Vaughn, Annie, Vaughn and Ali Nazir are part of the team.
The night prior to the climb Vaughn throws a bash. The party is interrupted by the withdrawn Montgomery Wick, reportedly the most renowned K2 expert, who challenges Vaughn. It is later discovered Wick’s wife was an expedition guide, passed away during the last expedition Vaughn led. Vaughn says Wick’s wife was killed by pulmonary embolism following the time the supply of Dexamethasone was destroyed by the storm. Wick denies that and spent many years searching for his wife’s remains. While on the current climb Vaughn is able to force McLaren to go on despite a radio alert from the base camp about an approaching storm. An avalanche is created and Annie, Vaughn, and McLaren are trapped in a crevasse as the other two get killed. Radio contact is lost but Peter is able to hear Annie by using static codes to indicate that they’re alive. Peter assembles a rescue team comprising Wick. After a hazardous helicopter drop-off, teams are assigned and each pair picks a different route to ensure their best chance of success. Each pair is carrying a canister of explosive nitroglycerine that was donated by the Pakistani army to open the way to the crevasse. Vertical Limit HD
After Cyril loses balance on the edge of the rock, Monique and Cyril must endure a terrifying incident. While Monique attempts to save him Cyril, their nitro container falls over the cliff before exploding, causing another an avalanche. Monique survives but Cyril does not. The military station where Monique is located, the canisters of nitroglycerine are exposed to sunlight and explode. Base camp advises the group to move their containers of nitro in the shade. Malcolm and Kareem perform this, but the nitro canister leaks into the sun, and the result is an explosion which kills them. Underground, McLaren has been severely injured and is now without a dosage of dexamethasone. Annie has a dexamethasone supply with McLaren however Vaughn isn’t a fan. Annie puts her life at risk to reach Ali’s backpack. She is able to obtain more dex. Vaughn, however, states that McLaren won’t make it through and Annie should not keep her Dex.
Wick discovers his wife’s corpse following the explosions that shook the ice. Vaughn might have told a lie to Wick and taken her dex. This would have guaranteed his survival, but Wick was left to suffer. Monique, Peter and Wick stay in camp in the dark for the night. Peter is concerned about Wick who is more concerned with revenge instead of helping the survivors. Annie is snoozing in the crevasse. Vaughn then kills McLaren by using the Syringe that is filled with air to ensure that McLaren doesn’t have to do more dexterity. Wick awakens to find that Peter and Monique are gone, but not him. Annie and Vaughn manage to locate the crevasse’s entrance by exploding the flare in the blood bag of McLaren that explodes on the snow. Peter and Monique see the marker and blast nitro into an opening, which allows for the survivors to enter. They throw a rope and Vaughn is harnessed Annie.
Wick descends into the cave and Vaughn is afraid that Wick might attack him. Wick attaches a clip. Monique and Peter try to free Annie from the crevasse , but an ice rock is thrown down and knocks Wick and Vaughn off the ledge. Annie and Peter are being dragged to the ground by Peter. The result is an incident similar to that of the first scene. Monique is the only remaining on the ledge, and she holds the rope four other people hang from. To help Annie and Peter and also to fulfill his desire to get revenge on Vaughn, Wick cuts the rope and he and Vaughn fall to their deaths.
After a rest at the base camp, Annie reconciles with Peter, who then offers his condolences at a temporary memorial for climbers who have died.