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The Alpinist

1h 33m Documentary, Sport 2021

An intimate, literally breath-taking documentary from the director of “The Dawn Wall” about visionary climber Marc-André Leclerc, who follows the path of his own passion in spite of the heaviest of possible consequences.

As the sport of climbing turns from a niche pursuit to mainstream media event, this free-spirited 23-year-old climbs alone, far from the limelight, and 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. Elite climbers are in awe of his accomplishments, while others worry that he is risking too much. Then, Marc-André embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.

“An awe-inspiring and moving piece of work that ups the ante of the extreme feats captured in the Oscar-winning “Free Solo”, as that film’s star, Alex Honnold, testifies here. Leclerc is the kind of singular and utterly driven character that Werner Herzog would have filmed in a heartbeat, though the young Canadian here is more gentleman than ‘Grizzly Man’.” ~AroVideo


Peter Mortimer


Nick Rosen



Closed Captions [CC]

English [cc]




NBC Universal

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