The sheer face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Many of us might know it as a striking wallpaper on our computer screen.
But to those intrepid souls who live and breathe rock climbing, it represents the ultimate challenge. To scale more than 900 meters of this majestic formation, unaided by rope, will require an unfathomable combination of technique, sheer grit and courage. Free Solo will leave you in no doubt of that. It captures Alex Honnold’s unprecedented climb of 2017. His motivations might seem alien to the flatfooted amongst us, but once Alex gets on that rock, your palms will sweat as you live every tense moment, breathtakingly captured by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. A worthy recipient of this year’s Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and not to be missed.
Release Date: March 18, 2019 (DVD), April 17, 2019 (Blu-ray)
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Alex Honnold
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