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The Alpinist film is nominated for a Sports Emmy

The film features Marc-André Leclerc soloing several of the world's most dangerous alpine walls

The Alpinist has been nominated for a Sports Emmy in the categories of outstanding long documentary and cinematography. The awards ceremony is on May 24 at New York’s Lincoln Centre. The film was the result of a partnership between Sender Films and Red Bull and was released on Netflix after screening in theatres in 2021.

It focuses on Canadian alpinist Marc-André Leclerc, who was one of the world’s leading climbers at the time of his death in 2018. He pushed the limits on some of the most famous epic and dangerous peaks.

The Alpinist features Leclerc soloing routes like the Emperor Face on Mount Robson, steep mixed climbs on the Stanley Headwall, and the Northeast Buttress on Mount Slesse in winter. Brette Harrington, Alex Honnold, Reinhold Messner, Barry Blanchard, Bernadette McDonald and many others speak about Leclerc and hard alpinism throughout the film. Read our review here.

In 2016, Sender Films won a News & Documentary Emmy Award for graphic design & art direction for Valley Uprising. In 2021, The Alpinist won best sports documentary at the Critics Choice Documentary Awards.

The Alpinist