Free Solo

Free Solo

Dir. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi; Jimmy Chin

National Geographic Documentary Films


For a little over a decade now, Alex Honnold has been blowing minds and pushing the limits of one the world’s most dangerous sports, free solo rock climbing, a style of climbing where participants use no ropes, harnesses or safety equipment of any type. For their Academy Award winning documentary, Free Solo, directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin capture Honnold’s climb of El Capitan to stunning, vertigo inducing effect. With incredible camera work and keen observations on the emotional toll that Honnold’s terrifying choice of sport takes on his loved ones around him, Free Solo tells an incredible story about a truly one of a kind athlete. (Simon Weedn)

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