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Video: Vanity Fair Explores the Making of Free Solo

From the get-go, directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin knew that creating a film about Alex Honnold’s remarkable El Capitan free solo climb was going to be riddled with challenges. First off, in order to even capture the film Free Solo, they needed an elite team of climbers who also possessed exceptional cinematography skills. Those needs alone narrowed their pool to a select group of individuals.

RELATED: How Did Jimmy Chin Stay Fit Filming Free Solo?

But beyond carrying heavy equipment and thousands of feet rope, the whole team shouldered the looming fear of a worst case scenario: what if Alex was unsuccessful? Chai Vasarhelyi and Chin sat down with Vanity Fair to share some of the forethought and planning that went into the groundbreaking film, which set a new level for documentary filmmaking.

OMG this is so dangerous , it gave me goosebumps watching this, i am seriously shocked by the courage you have. hatsoff.

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The North Face Unveils ‘PERSPECTIVES’, A Film Series Exploring Change
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The North Face Unveils ‘PERSPECTIVES’, A Film Series Exploring Change

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Change is a constant of life. We can’t control change, but we have autonomy over how we react to it. For folks who thrive in the outdoors, this rings especially true. We’re constantly at the mercy of Mother Nature, coping with changing elements, seasons, conditions, or goals. For someone like filmmaker Renan Ozturk, his life was always dictated by climbing. It was his compass, guiding him from one grand adventure to the next. But Ozturk wouldn’t be the filmmaker he is today had he never

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Simply summiting Everest, K2, or Kangchenjunga is a remarkable accomplishment in its own right. Last year, Viridiana Álvarez did all three in one year and 364 days, making her the fastest woman ever to do so. And while the world record is a nice reward, the mountaineer from Mexico simply hopes that her adventures will inspire other Latinx women to dream big and carve their path in the outdoors. Her next big goal is to climb the 14 biggest mountains globally, and she’s already crossed five off

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Video: Setting the Female FKT On Mt. Rainier’s Wonderland Trail in Under 19 Hrs
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Video: Setting the Female FKT On Mt. Rainier’s Wonderland Trail in Under 19 Hrs

Video: Setting the Female FKT On Mt. Rainier’s Wonderland Trail in Under 19 Hrs

94 miles + 24,000 feet of climbing all the way around Washington’s Mt. Rainier. How long do you think that would take you? 10 days to enjoy it and take in the vistas? Sounds about right. Well, how about 19 hours? That’s all it took The North Face Team athlete and trail runner Kaytlyn Gerbin’s to set a new female FKT on one of the most grueling courses in the country. is a trip deep into the pain cave with Gerbin and her support team as she runs a record pace on the Wonderland Trail: 18h 41m