Alone On The Wall

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By Sender Films
Category Film Reviewed byEd Douglas
Date Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Rating Rating 4 out of 5

The extraordinary story of American  climber Alex Honnold told as he makes landmark solo ascents of Moonlight Buttress at Zion and Half Dome at Yosemite. Alone On The Wall has some of the best and most terrifying footage of rock climbing ever shot. Sender Films, known for their quirky, insider look at climbing, have made the difficult transition to the mainstream without losing their edge and gaining some story-telling skills along the way. This is part three of a six-part series due for transmission in the UK in 2010 and for release on DVD later that year.

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Posted by Ed Douglas at 1.54 PM

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