From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’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 3,000 ft. 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.
"An amazing documentary. Stunning photography that takes us to dizzying heights. It's an experience that will leave you in awe." -San Francisco Chronicle
"Breathtaking. An awesome and inspiring doc from the team behind 'Meru'. Honnold is poetry in motion. It is impossible not to feel a surge of emotion." -Film Journal
"Alex Honnold's free solo climb should be celebrated as one of the great athletic feats of any kind. Ever." -The New York Times