The Alpinist with Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc
Couples that do everything together will often stay together. For Brette Harrington, her life joys and experiences with Marc-Andre Leclerc were with mountain climbing and living together in the wilderness. In the documentary The Alpinist, their lives are captured perfectly as the film looks into the life of elusive alpinist Marc-Andre Leclerc, who oftentimes climb solo.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Marc-Andre Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old Canadian makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet, he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Leclerc’s approach is the essence of solo adventure. Nomadic and publicity-shy, he doesn’t own a phone or car and is reluctant to let a film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. Veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer (The Dawn Wall) sets out to make a film about Leclerc but struggles to keep up with his elusive subject. Then, Leclerc embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.
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Interview subjects included Marc-Andre Leclerc, Brette Harrington, Alex Honnold, Reinhold Messner, and Barry Blanchard. Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen directed the documentary.
LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with American professional rock climber Brette Harrington on their relationship, his personality, and their climbs.
Brette Harrington is a professional rock climber and alpinist based in Lake Tahoe, Calif. She is best known for the free solo of 2,500 Chiaro di Lune (5.11a) in Patagonia. In 2017, she was named as one of the top women in sports to watch by Forbes Magazine. Other routes she completed included Grand Illusion (5.13c) on Sugarloaf in Lake Tahoe, and The Free Muir (5.13c) on El Capitan in Yosemite, Calif. In 2016, she was the subject of a Reel Rock Film Tour short film titled Brette.
The Alpinist is in theaters today.
Watch the exclusive interview with Brette Harrington below. Let us know what you think of it.