Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the film world has been hit like never before, as countless films have had to either go online or have their release dates delayed.
Despite the changing landscape, new films have always found their way onto our screens and The Alpinist should be a staple for documentary fans.
But where will The Alpinist be available when the film is released?
The Alpinist: release date and plot
The Alpinist arrives in the United States on September 10, 2021, with UK fans expected to wait a little longer until September 23.
From the directors of Valley Uprising, Reel Rock and First ascent, L’Alpiniste explores the story of Canadian climber and mountaineer Marc André Leclerc.
The breathtaking documentary details Marc-André’s life and his climbing exploits that see him traverse some of the most difficult mountains in the world.
Where to watch L’Alpiniste
The Mountaineer will be available to watch in theaters upon initial release.
It’s true, moviegoers will have to venture out to the cinema to watch L’Alpiniste on the big screen.
Readers in the US and UK can check out the locations that will be showing the film here, where tickets are also on sale.
As the film is exclusive to theaters upon its release, the documentary will not be available on any of the major streaming services.
However, there is nothing to say that The Alpinist won’t be available on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video somewhere later.
What happened to Marc-André Leclerc? [spoilers]
Marc-André Leclerc died on March 5, 2018 at the age of 25.
While Marc-André Leclerc was considered an extremely talented mountaineer, the documentary also highlights the danger of mountaineering as the film also discusses his tragic death.
In the spring of 2018, Marc-André and his climbing partner, Ryan Johnson, successfully completed a new route on the north face of Mendenhall Towers in Alaska.
The duo were due to return to base camp on March 7, but they never returned.
A search operation started but suffered delays due to bad weather.
Eventually, ropes were found along Marc-André and Ryan’s descent route, suggesting they had been caught in an avalanche or rockfall, according to Outside Online.
Their bodies have never been found.
The Alpinist will be available in theaters in the US from September 10 and in the UK from September 23.
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