The Alpinist

Marc-André Leclerc climbs solo unroped, far from the limelight. The free-spirited 25 year old makes made some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet he was very different from most other climbers shunning the limelight.. He led a “hippy existence” with his girlfriend living rough and yet climbing so many incredible world class climbs all over the World.

This film is excellent in my view it takes you into another world where so many world class climbers talk about Marc. It is interests to hear their views. It was a hard film to make as Mark kept vanishing on projects leaving the film unfinished. He was not happy with filming he said it took away why he climbs solo.

This film shows another world to most people even to mountaineers. Why take some many risks in some of the Worlds great peaks. Watching him climb especially on the mixed climbing of Stanley Headwall in winter in Canada is breathtaking. He moves so smoothly despite the climbing being so extreme.

I enjoyed the Alpinist but you see the drive of a World Class climber pushing Alpinism to a new level. Each generation produces and pushes the levels of extreme Alpinism. Marc certainly does this.

Marc visited Scotland and had a great trip it’s worth reading about it!

inter Interview – UK Climbing23 Mar 2016 — Young Canadian alpinist Marc-Andre Leclerc recently visited Scotland for the first time as part of a strong Canadian group alongside Paul

What a film to me a must watch film. Comments welcome !

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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