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The Alpinist (12A)

Summerhall Presents

Sun 05 Dec 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:35 pm



1 Summerhall
Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
Age Group: 12A (under 18s accompanied)
Duration: 92m
Unreserved seating. Content: infrequent strong language, drug references

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Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old Canadian makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet, he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Leclerc’s approach is the essence of solo adventure. Nomadic and publicity shy, he doesn’t own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let a film crew in on his pure vision of climbing.

Veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer (THE DAWN WALL) sets out to make a film about Leclerc but struggles to keep up with his elusive subject. Then, Leclerc embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.

"intriguing insight into a maverick climber"★★★★ - Wendy Ide, The Guardian
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