Free As Can Be - Free Climbing El CapVideo

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Samuel Crossley has made his film Free As Can Be available online until Friday. It follows a young climber, Jordan Cannon, who's infatuated with climbing history. He meets one of his heroes, Mark Hudon, a Yosemite big wall free-climbing pioneer and the pair form an unlikely partnership. While Cannon wants to complete an all-free ascent of Freerider on El Capitan in a day, Hudon hopes to free the route in as many days as it takes, becoming the oldest guy to free climbing El Cap.

Update: Arc'teryx have now made the film available to watch

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25 Aug, 2020

Thanks so much Samuel. What a superb film. Thoroughly enjoyed it. As someone who is rapidly approaching the age of Mark, I found that super-inspiring.

25 Aug, 2020

Brilliant - I remember the articles in Mountain magazine about Mark Hudon and Max Jones it inspired everyone to wear socks with hoops round the top. I thought he had packed in but discovered that he's been climbing ever since. Such a legend and a really good film !!

25 Aug, 2020

What a brilliant and uplifting film. I was 59 years old before I fulfilled my dream of climbing in Yosemite, at a far more modest level than Mark Hudon and Jordan Cannon, but it was an incredible and lasting experience. I climbed with my son who was 27 at the time, and who could have been ticking much harder grades than we did during our trip. The film reminded me that its the qualities of the partner you climb with that make the experience so everlasting. Fantastic.

25 Aug, 2020

What a wonderful film! Absolutely brilliant!

26 Aug, 2020

A Superb touching piece of filming. What climbing is all about!

Climbing with yer mates!

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