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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-23-2021, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Must be out in Canada by now as it has even made it to Australia.

Absolutely stunning climbing film about Marc-Andre who used to post on CT back in the day when he was a young school lad climbing crazy routes, often solo, up out of Chilliwack.

A unique, inspiring, talented, driven, amazing climber, too soon gone, the movie is a must see.
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I watched it, it was good, very sad. RIP Marc-Andre

Here is the video trailer:

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Wondering where you found the documentary? I've been waiting for it to be released here in Vancouver somewhere but haven't spotted it anywhere.

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Must be out in Canada by now as it has even made it to Australia.

Absolutely stunning climbing film about Marc-Andre who used to post on CT back in the day when he was a young school lad climbing crazy routes, often solo, up out of Chilliwack.

A unique, inspiring, talented, driven, amazing climber, too soon gone, the movie is a must see.
Was meaning to watch this and it didn't disappoint. His vision of climbing mountains was so pure. When you think of solo free climbers you think of clean,warm rock faces. He was doing pretty well anything free solo, mixed winter routes, altitude, ice, snow, rock in one push. Truly something to see but the danger level is so high. Like a lot of the master big mountain climbers he was not done in by an obvious mistake but by the unforgiving mountain itself.
https://ev01.to/movie/watch-the-alpinist-online-73870
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Was meaning to watch this and it didn't disappoint. His vision of climbing mountains was so pure. When you think of solo free climbers you think of clean,warm rock faces. He was doing pretty well anything free solo, mixed winter routes, altitude, ice, snow, rock in one push. Truly something to see but the danger level is so high. Like a lot of the master big mountain climbers he was not done in by an obvious mistake but by the unforgiving mountain itself.
https://ev01.to/movie/watch-the-alpinist-online-73870
Hey BIG thanks for this streamer link. Been trying to view this for ages now. Either via movies in the theatre or downloading but no luck. You'd think it would be playing at a film fest or the theatres here with the Canadian content and all. Don't do TV so Amazon Prime wasn't an option.

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Film had special screening at Banff Lux Theater on Oct 17
https://www.thecragandcanyon.ca/ente...ilms-ever-made


but interesting enough was not part of Banff film festival
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I am a fan of mountaineering documentaries and stories. Adventurers and innovators are the people I like to study in all walks of life and with the top mountaineers you find the most interesting stories of all. I'm interested in what makes them tick and how and why they take on a particular challenge. Aside from being the first up a route, etc. Their personal vision that drives them. Lionel Terray has a book called "The Conquistadors of the Useless" and the title tells you all you need to know about the mysterious forces that drove him. The "Alpinist" really shows the backstory and how quickly this kid progressed to stuff that people thought were unimaginable. Solo meant a lot to him and I see why he was touchy about filming it at first. Another great mountain documentary is "Meru". Conrad Anker had to do this super complicated first ascent because it was his mentors life long unfinished dream. Conrad felt he was getting too old to pull it off so it became important to do. After that he gave up the high-risk stuff for good.
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I really enjoyed The Alpinist! While we're on the topic of good films, another good one is 14 Peaks, looks like it's also on the excellent site that Jaak recommended.
https://ev01.to/movie/watch-14-peaks...e-online-74872
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Just watched, this is excellent. Great to see the Nepalese achieve something so great. These are the people that make climbing mountains over 8,000 meters possible for the rest of us. Mostly Alpine quick style. The cinematography is top notch.
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This movie is now on Netflix too. Visuals are fantastic, from solo on Robson Emperor Face Infinite Patience to Patagonia Egger. Interesting that Egger got it's name from Austrian Toni Egger who died on higher neighbor famous Cerro Torre. https://snowbrains.com/cerro-torre-t...-in-patagonia/

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Just watched Meru and would also recommend it. Definitely better than 14 Peaks and I think also better than the Alpinist if you are into actual footage of extreme climbing.
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Great film. Will never forget Marc's 2008 CT TR on beating his way straight up Mt Cheam.

In his short time on this earth he packed in several lifetimes of adventure
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