The Alpinist

Documentary about mountaineer Marc-André Leclerc. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history.

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Marc-André climbs alone, far from the limelight, without cameras, without a rope and with no margin for error. Famous mountaineers are amazed by his achievements. In a clip at the beginning of the documentary, Alex Honnold (known from FREE SOLO) answers the question of whom he admires most: ‘This kid, Marc-André Leclerc.’

In THE ALPINIST, veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer sets out to make a film about Leclerc but struggles to keep up with his elusive subject. Nomadic and publicity-shy, Leclerc doesn’t own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let a film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. Then, Leclerc embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.

Peter Mortimer, USA, 2021, 92 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Marc-André Leclerc, Brette Harrington, Alex Honnold.
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