The documentary follows the insane journey of Alex Honnold’s hope of climbing Yosemite’s famous El Capitan, a 3,200-foot vertical rock face… without any ropes or gear. It is severely one of the most nerve-wracking movies ever.
Alex Honnold pulled off one of the enormous physical human triumphs in history and if you didn’t see it in theaters, you’ll be able to watch it for free on Nat Geo on March 3rd! It’ll also air commercial free!
Free Solo directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin follow Alex Honnold as he begins training for the climb but sees the armor of invincibility he’s built up over decades unexpectedly break apart when he begins to fall in love, threatening his focus and giving way to injury and setbacks. The docu captures deeply human moments with Honnold as well as the death-defying climb that results in a triumph of the human spirit.
Vasarhelyi and Chin had this to say in a statement:
“When we were making this film, we could not have imagined the response we have received. While most of us wouldn’t dream of free-soloing 3,000 feet, Alex’s story of courage, dedication and determination is very relatable.”
This is an unbelievable movie that you have to experience to truly understand the awesomeness of the feat that Honnold pulled off. Do watch it when it airs on March 3rd.