From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of 'Meru', comes 'Free Solo' a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world's most famous rock...the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park...without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold's climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement. 'Free Solo' is an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who challenges both his body and his beliefs on a quest to triumph over the impossible, revealing the personal toll of excellence. The result is a triumph of the human spirit that represents what The New York Times calls "a miraculous opportunity for the rest of us to experience the human sublime".
Documentary exploring the motivation of Alex Hannold, determined to achieve his dream of accomplishing the free solo climb to the summit of El Capitan. Breathtaking with intense, nail-biting moments; the cinematography is awe-inspiring. You keep wondering what possesses anyone to dare to try this incredible, death-defying feat. It gives a real insight into the life of Alex, who difficult it is for him to reconcile relationships with his lifestyle and aspirations. The scenes with his girlfriend feel intimate moving. I strongly recommend whether you like climbing or not.