UKC

Free As Can Be - Free Climbing El CapVideo

© Samuel Crossley Media

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


This post has been read 9,100 times

Return to Latest News

Support UKC

As climbers we strive to make UKClimbing the kind of website we would love to visit, with the most up-to-date news, diverse and interesting articles, comprehensive gear reviews, breathtaking photographs and a vast and useful logbook system. As a result, an incredible community has formed around the site - we’ve provided the framework but it’s you who make the website what it is today. If you appreciate the content we offer then you can help us by becoming an official UKC Supporter. This can be a one-off single annual payment or a more substantial payment paid monthly or yearly which includes full access to Rockfax Digital and discounts on Rockfax print publications.

If you appreciate UKClimbing then please help us by becoming a UKC Supporter.

UKC Supporter

  • Support the website we all know and love
  • Access to a year's subscription to Rockfax Digital.
  • Plus 30% off Rockfax guidebooks
  • Plus Show your support UKC porter badge on your profile and forum posts
UKC/UKH/Rockfax logo

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!

More Comments
Loading Notifications...
Facebook Twitter Copy Email LinkedIn Pinterest