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The Alpinist

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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 (THE DAWN WALL) sets out to make a film about Leclerc but struggles to keep up with his elusive subject. Then, Leclerc embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive



  • Nick Rosen


  • Alison Batwin
  • Becca Gasperoni
  • Ben Bryan
  • Cassie Pintal
  • Chad Stanley
  • Clark Fyans
  • Greg Laut
  • Josh Lowell
  • Mike Negri
  • Peter Mortimer
  • Philipp Manderla
  • Scott Bradfield
  • Zachary Barr

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    The next date The Alpinist is playing is Sunday, October 24 .

    (The Alpinist is not showing in any area theaters on Thursday, October 21.)