Preview: Free Solo

Free Solo

This extraordinary multi-award-winning feature-length documentary provides an intimate and unflinching portrait of professional rock climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to attempt the first ever free solo climb of the 3200-foot vertical face of El Capitan, one of the highest peaks in America’s Yosemite National Park.

Free Solo also explores Alex’s challenge of balancing his dangerous lifestyle with his relationships with his new girlfriend Sanni and with the filmmakers, who face the terrible prospect of the climb ending tragically. Beautifully shot and packed with jeopardy and emotion, this is a mesmerising account of a lone man taking on nature and of a historic sporting accomplishment.

Free Solo – Thursday 9.00pm on Channel 4.