United States / 2018 / 100 minutes / Documentary Feature
Rated: PG-13 (United States)
Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Featuring: Alex Honnold, Sanni McCandless, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin
Winner, 2019 Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature
“For those who love the thrill of high-adrenaline adventure docs, National Geographic's "Free Solo" will be a hard experience to top.” – Variety
While his friends and loved ones try to dissuade him, Alex Honnold – the world’s most accomplished free soloist climber – prepares mentally and physically for his most daring adventure to date: scaling the 3200-foot El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park without a rope or safety gear. If he succeeds, it will mark the largest wall that he – or anyone else - has ascended without any equipment. While plotting his ascent, awkward loner Honnold must also navigate life with his new girlfriend, who has moved in with him. Featuring breathtaking camera work, FREE SOLO is an edge-of-your-seat thriller as well as a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of an incredible athlete who is determined to push the limits of human achievement.