How They Filmed the First El Capitan Climb With No Ropes in "Free Solo" | Vanity Fair

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the directors of the Oscar-winning documentary “Free Solo,” discuss how they captured rock climber Alex Honnold’s free solo climb (without any ropes, harnesses or protective equipment) of Yosemite’s El Capitan in June 2017. The film crew was challenged to record his incredible achievement without affecting Honnold’s climb.
Free Solo is in open nationwide in theaters and opens in IMAX theaters across the country Jan 11. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award
Information is available at https://www.nationalgeographic.com/films/free-solo/

Free Solo won the 2019 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

Still haven’t subscribed to Vanity Fair on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/2z6Ya9M

ABOUT VANITY FAIR
Arts and entertainment, business and media, politics, and world affairs—Vanity Fair’s features and exclusive videos capture the people, places, and ideas that define modern culture.

How They Filmed the First El Capitan Climb With No Ropes in “Free Solo” | Vanity Fair

(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)

You might be interested in

Comment (23)

  1. I'm really glad Alex Honnold is getting the recognition he deserves for such an incredible accomplishment. Hopefully, this much attention isn't making his problem with people even worse, though.

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *