The Champlain Valley Film Series presents Free Solo, with special guest Don Mellor, Saturday, March 16, 7:30 pm at the Whallonsburg Grange.
One of the most talked about documentaries of the year. Special guest climber, guide and author Don Mellor will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, comes FREE SOLO, 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 3,200ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park… without a rope.
Don Mellor is a climber, teacher, writer and guide who has spent most of his forty-plus years of climbing here in the Adirondacks. His resume includes numerous rock routes throughout the country, multi-day ascents of Yosemite walls, new ice routes in Newfoundland as well as over a hundred first ascents here in the ‘Dacks. Among his books are four rock and ice guides to the Adirondacks, as well as three non guidebooks – Rock Climbing: A Trailside Guide, American Rock and Alpine Americas.
Tickets are $10 adults, $5 under 18