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The Alpinist

1 month ago   |   By Little White Lies

The toxic glorification of men who stare death in the face is present in recent climbing documentaries Free Solo , Meru and The Dawn Wall. All are packed with incredible camerawork, documenting some truly exhilarating athletic feats - yet it seems that the main agenda of these films is to romanticise the allure of the solo climber and his rugged individualism.
Enter Marc-André Leclerc, a low-profile, camera-shy twentysomething whose humility brings a more grounded perspective. Actively shunning the limelight, he seems indifferent to being this film's subject, dropping out mid-production to...
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