The Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo will premiere on UK TV this Sunday evening on the National Geographic TV channel.
From filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of Meru, Free Solo is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock… the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Without a rope.
Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.
The result is an edge-of-your seat thriller and portrait of an athlete who challenges both his body and his beliefs on a quest to triumph over the impossible. Now, a week after it won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, it is airing on National Geographic in the UK at 8pm on Sunday 3rd March. (The film is also available in UK cinemas, distributed by Dogwoof.)
National Geographic is available on Sky (channel 129 – 824 for HD), Virgin Media (channel 266 – 268 for HD), BT (channel 317 – 373 for HD) and TalkTalk (channel 317). Don’t have pay-TV? You can also watch it online legally live and on-demand with streaming service TVPlayer, which offers premium channels such as Syfy, Comedy Central, History HD, Discovery Channel, Crime + Investigation, Eurosport 1 and 2 and National Geographic, as part of a £6.99 TVPlayer Premium subscription – with no monthly contract and a 30-day free trial.
Free Solo is available on TVPlayer Premium until 3rd April 2019, as part of a £6.99 monthly subscription.
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