Free SoloFree Solo is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock… the 3,200ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park… without a rope.
Despite attempts by his friends, loved ones and his new girlfriend to dissuade him, in 2017 Honnold defied death to set a new climbing record. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, his climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death.
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, Free Solo has claimed several film awards including the Academy Awards and Baftas. The film itself is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber, as he prepares to defy the odds and conquer an almost impossible task.
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.
Catch the documentary special tonight on National Geographic (Astro Ch 553) at 9pm.