Free Solo is by no means a relaxing documentary to enjoy, oh no. Prepare for sweaty palms and a racing heart throughout the film as you watch free climber Alex Honnold attempt to climb to the top of Yosemite’s almighty El Capitan using nothing more than his bare hands. El Captain is 914 metres high from the base to the summit, meaning that any wrong slip or misplaced hand could spell a dramatic and gruesome death for Alex.
The camera crew who join Alex up the rock face do a superb job of catching the voyage in all its ground-breaking, heart-hammering glory.
In between the ‘oh my goodness’ breath-taking action moments, you’ll find yourself captivated by the mountainous and alpine landscapes of the jaw-dropping Yosemite National Park.