The Alpinist (12A)

Sunday 17 Oct

Film Details

As the sport of climbing turns from a niche pursuit to mainstream media event, Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Marc-André’s approach is the essence of solo adventure. Intrigued by these quiet accomplishments, veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer (THE DAWN WALL) sets out to make a film about Marc-André. But the Canadian soloist is an elusive subject: nomadic and publicity shy, he doesn’t own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let the film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. As Peter struggles to keep up, Marc-André embarks on an historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.

This is a must-watch for every Free Solo fan out there.

Director: Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen

Cast: Alex Honnold, Reinhold Messner, Marc-Andre Leclerc

Certificate: 12A

Running Time: 92 minutes

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