Continuity mistake: When the rescue team are jumping from the helicopter to the side of the mountain, the chopper suddenly swings causing Monique to dive for cover. When she dives to the floor there is nothing around her only snow and ice, yet in the following shot when the propeller blades are close to her, a large rock has appeared to her right which wasn't there in the previous shot.
Factual error: When the expedition is unloading from the helicopter, it shows a view of the lady with the helicopter blades about to cut her head off. It then shows a view of the helicopter, perfectly upright, and people are still jumping off! She then gets up and crawls to the rock wall, which in a full view you can see that it is at least 15 feet away from the edge. The helicopter blades follow her, perfectly parallel with the ground. It is physically impossible - the helicopter would have to be underground for this to happen.
Visible crew/equipment: Just after Vaughn and the others have started there climb up K2, Annie is pulling herself across a rope from one mountain to another. In the reflection of Vaughn's goggles, in his close up, the large white panel and what looks like a camera are visible.
Continuity mistake: When we see Peter in the hut taking photographs, in the previous shot from a small distance from beyond the two tigers, there is only one large rock then one behind that one. When the shot goes to Peter's camera there is now two small rocks in line with each other.
Continuity mistake: When Vaughn, Annie and Tom have fallen down inside the mountain, the camera cuts to Skip trying to call them on the radio. When the camera cuts to some people behind him, a big man is leaning towards another man sitting with a headset on. In the following shot facing Skip, that man is now standing up in the background .
Continuity mistake: When the helicopter is dropping off the crew at highest point, the girl is extending the rope to one of the team members. At this time the rope is taut and she is asking for more slack, and struggling hard. Later,they show another camera view and the rope is laying on the ground coiled. Not only did they show the mistake once but at least 2-3 times.
Factual error: When Chris O'Donnell is inside his tent talking on the radio with his trapped sister, they're talking like they're on the telephone, like if they can interrupt each other at will. On a radio, you can only hear the other guy after you've stopped talking. That conversation could never have taken place like that. Besides, they never press the "send" button.
Continuity mistake: When Annie, Elliott and Tom are inside the cave on the mountain, Vaughn spots a red pack with hardly any snow on it on the other side of the cave, yet in the following shot of the pack, its color can't be seen because it's suddenly covered with a lot of snow and ice.
Revealing mistake: In the opening shots of the film there is an eagle flying around the buttes. It is an obviously digitally rendered eagle as it is transparent at some points. This is very evident when the eagle passes from in front of a butte to the open sky and it's obviously not a shadow.
Continuity mistake: At the very beginning of the film, when the amateurs fall, one of the amateurs swings past Royce Garrett. In the next shot when the ropes comes away from the wall, the two amateurs are a lot higher up, and when the amateurs' rope falls, if you slow this shot down it misses Royce Garrett, yet in the following shot he gets snagged off the wall by the rope.
Continuity mistake: When Peter, Annie and their dad are on the wall, Peter makes his jump up to the next grip, and as the camera pans out the rope goes straight to the dad. In the next shot there is a carabineer in the wall holding the rope just above Peter, then the rope carries onto the dad.
Factual error: Throughout the movie they throw around their bags, shake them around and throw themselves onto them with the nitro strapped onto the bags. They should have got blown to pieces at least a dozen times. It's only when it's time to pour the nitro in the snow to blow a hole they are careful.
Continuity mistake: Close to the beginning of the film, when Annie and Peter are talking in the tent before she goes up to climb, in one shot she says "of course I remember," and she turns her head and looks at him. In the following shot she is turning her head again as well as her body to face him.
Continuity mistake: When the guys are unloading from the chopper, you can see the pilot is going through hell to keep it stable. And he obviously can't. There's a master alarm flashing all over and the pilot even says something like "get out, we're gonna fall". However, the girl is almost getting shattered by the chopper blades, which keep going round above her head as if the helicopter was really stable.
Factual error: When one of the crazy brothers and a Sudanese guy are climbing the mountain they come to a place where the Muslim guy starts praying. The way he prays is wrong. During a Muslim prayer your hands are raised to your ears for a few seconds and lowered again, but the guy keeps his hands raised and prays. Plus you cannot talk while you're praying or look away as the guy does to motion towards the nitro.
Continuity mistake: Somehow, despite Mrs. Wick's corpse being encased in a block of ice (and her back, and presumably backpack is the deepest buried part of her), and only being uncovered for two minutes, Chris O'Donnell's character finds her empty medicine case, without Jonathan Wick noticing.
Factual error: When the photographers are hiding in the blind, shooting the bears, they have a table sitting behind them covered in extra gear. All the extra film that's sitting around is Kodak Max 400, a supermarket film, and nothing that a professional wildlife photographer would be using.
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