Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin Run Time: 100 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG-13
Starring: Alex Honnold, Jimmy Chin, Sanni McCandless, Tommy Caldwell
From award-winning documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (Meru) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic’s Free Solo, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock … the 3,000ft 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, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. Free Solo is both an edge-of-your-seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.