Force: The story of Mikey Schaefer

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Force: The story of Mikey Schaefer

Force: The story of Mikey Schaefer

Force follows the climbing of Mickey Schaefer, put together from ten years of archive footage from Mickey's climbs. These days, Mickey is known as 'the guy who can't watch' from Free Solo, but his climbing career extends further than a starring role in an Oscar winning film. He is known in particular for his first ascents in Patagonia and Yosemite and this film delves into just a few of them:

19 Jul, 2019

Lovely footage of an amazing place.

I'm usually all for some excitable, naval gazing Americans, but that was a bit too much even for me. He seems to be very surprised that it goes dark every day.

20 Jul, 2019

In my opinion, this is the best Friday night video I have ever seen. Something about the tone of MS's voice, the slightly ad hoc editing, the persistence of 10 years in Patagonia, the persistence of (bad) weather, the views of him and his mates on the granite summits which could have been boulder tops. Chapeau.

Lorens Holm

21 Jul, 2019


28 Jul, 2019

Really nice fella. Had the pleasure of sharing the Camp 4 bivvy on The Nose with Mikey.


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