Free Solo Series

What if he falls? Filming Free Solo

This week's Friday Night Video takes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Free Solo. The short documentary takes a look at the ethical issues surrounding filming a climber in a deadly situation. Filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin discuss whether involving cameras in Alex's solo attempt at Freerider would become a distraction. They decided on a vérité​ ​​​​​​style of filmmaking; fly on the wall with minimal interaction.

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2018

Kendal Mountain Festival (15th-18th November) is an award-winning event that has grown in size and diversity over the last 18 years. It is also the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK. Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts plus media industry specialists, athletes, top brands & equipment manufacturers, artists, photographers, adventurers, explorers and inspirational speakers gather every year to share adventures and celebrate the very best in outdoor and adventure sports culture.

- There are still some tickets for the Sunday screening of Free Solo on the KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL SITE

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