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Free Solo Wins Climbing Awards at Banff Fest 2018

Free Solo won the climbing category award at the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival 2018.

From award-winning Documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (MERU) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s Free Solo.

It’s a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock, the 900-metre El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope.

“The film we kept returning to was not marked by any single strength, but rather by its stunning completeness,” said jury member Bruce Kirkby.

“Visually staggering, emotionally overwhelming, epic in scale and ambition, the effect was so strong that I found myself lingering in silence till the end of the credits, unable to move.”

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