The Alpinist (12A)
Fri 01 Oct 2021 - Thu 07 Oct 2021
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
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Dir. Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen
82 mins | 2020 | USA
An intimate documentary of a young visionary who followed the trail of his passion despite the heaviest of possible consequences.
As climbing progresses from the niche pursuit of a daring few Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. The free-spirited 23-year-old ascends massive and remote alpine faces that represent some of the boldest climbs in the history of the sport. But he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Marc’s approach is the essence of solo adventure. Upon hearing of the under-the-radar climber, veteran filmmaker Pete Mortimer (The Dawn Wall) sets out to try to connect with him.
On learning more about Marc’s background THE ALPINIST films him on a series of jaw-dropping solo climbs on rock and ice as he prepares for his true passion: solo expeditions on big, frozen peaks.