The Alpinist


PG-13 20212021-10-27T00:00:00 2021-11-02T00:00:00 92 minsPT1H32M PREMIUM

Synopsis As the sport of climbing turns from a niche pursuit to mainstream media event, Marc-Andre 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. Yet, he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Marc-Andre'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-Andre. 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-Andre's climbs grow bigger and more daring. Then, Marc-Andre embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.

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