THE ALPINIST is an intimate documentary of a visionary climber who follows the path of his own passion, despite the heaviest of possible consequences.
Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet, he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Marc-André’s approach is the essence of solo adventure. Intrigued by these quiet accomplishments, veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer (The Dawn Wall) sets out to make a film about Marc-André. But the Canadian soloist is an elusive subject: nomadic and publicity shy, he doesn’t own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let the film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. As Peter struggles to keep up, Marc-Andrés climbs grow bigger and more daring. Elite climbers are amazed by his accomplishments, while others worry that he is risking too much. Then, Marc-André embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.
Win tickets on theCrag! Contribute the best pictures for your favorite climbing area (as judged by theCrag staff) and tag it with #thealpinist plus your preferred location (see below) and win. The contest starts on 5th of September 2021 and ends on 20th of September 2021. All pictures submitted between these dates enter the contest. Winners will be informed via theCrag messaging system and must reply with full name and email address within 24 hours. Names of the winners will be forwarded to the organizer (Dogwoof) of the tour for ticket pick-up at the door of the respective cinema