documentary – The Alpinist

Marc-André Leclerc died in Alaska age-25.

His death seemed inevitable.

When Alex Honnold thinks you’re crazy, you’re crazy.

Before his death, many of the top climbers would rank him best on mixed rock and ice.

Born in Nanaimo, he gravitated to becoming a dirtbag in Squamish with his girlfriend Brette Harrington, also a badass rock climber, and alpinist.

In 2015, Leclerc completed his first solo ascent of The Corkscrew on Cerro Torre. In winter. That’s one of the the toughest solo climbs ever. Yet nobody in the climbing world had ever heard of him.

Marc’s earlier solo climb of the Emperor Face of Mount Robson might have been even tougher. But he found it relaxing.

Marc didn’t care about fame or social media. Or money.

During the filming of this documentary, he got bored and took off. Climbing around the world.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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