The Alpinist

The Alpinist

Byr Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 2021-11-02
  • Rate: PG-13
  • Lenght: 1h 32min
  • Director: Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen
  • Producer: Roadside Attractions
  • Country: Austria, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 5.99
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As the sport of climbing turns from a niche pursuit to mainstream media event, 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-André's 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. The Alpinist is an intimate documentary of a visionary climber who follows the path of his own passion, despite the heaviest of possible consequences.



  • Wow… what a special guy.

    By Megan 0571
    A touching documentary.
  • Aplinist

    By M3LT@D
    Great movie
  • To the Summit of Sublime

    By brukta
    Exceptionally beautiful homage to an exceptional individual - like a living prayer.
  • Amazing film

    By ToyCrusher
    Words can’t explain a film like this, you just have to watch.
  • Amazing.

    By H3r0s
    Watching this was life changing for me. Well made, great story and it teaches you a lot. You definitely learn that there are not such things as “impossibles.” With this film I learn that’s just a word that the one that is not willing to try or did not tried hard enough uses to justify him not being able to achieve what he wanted. I think Marc is a name that is synonymous to: “possible.”
  • Wow… so moving

    By mike ad
    It brought me to tears… and i never cry
  • Beauty of Life

    By ccfgoop
    Amazing story of a special person. Aside of the incredible well filmed documentary of this extreme sport.
  • Amazing

    By Student/audio engineer/banker
    One of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. Even if you’re not into outdoor sports/activities it’s an incredible story and produced impeccably. I think there’s something here for just about anyone.

    By RAD. RAD. RAD
    Great story. Great views. Great perspective
  • Spectacularly Motivating

    By Denken88
    Very touching