The Alpinist

Documentary Rated: PG-13 92 min
Saturday, October 2
Sunday, October 3

Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old Canadian makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet, he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Leclerc’s approach is the essence of solo adventure. Nomadic and publicity shy, he doesn’t own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let a film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. Veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer sets out to make a film about Leclerc as he embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.

“…dizzying and dazzling.” — Lisa Kennedy , Variety
directed by
Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen
Marc-André Leclerc, Brette Harrington, Peter Mortimer
United States