“The Alpinist” is a harrowing but hopeful documentary about Marc-André Leclerc, a Canadian rock climber and alpinist that was considered one of the best.  From directors Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen, “The Alpinist” will be released in theaters on September 10th.

I spoke with the filmmakers about the film, introducing Marc-André Leclerc to the world, and why it’s heartfelt.

And here’s Marc-André’s girlfriend, Brette Harrington, talking about living with the legendary alpinist.