THE ALPINIST presented by Garage Entertainment


This event was previously scheduled for Friday 24th September, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 lockdown at the time.

All tickets issued for 24th September have been transferred to 7th October and ticket holders advised.

No partner; No ropes; No margin for error

As the sport of climbing turns from a niche pursuit to mainstream media event, Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet, he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Marc-André’s approach is the essence of solo adventure.

Intrigued by these quiet accomplishments, veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer (The Dawn Wall) sets out to make a film about Marc-André. But the Canadian soloist is an elusive subject: nomadic and publicity shy, he doesn’t own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let the film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. As Peter struggles to keep up, Marc-Andrés climbs grow bigger and more daring. Elite climbers are amazed by his accomplishments, while others worry that he is risking too much.

Then, Marc-André embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing. THE ALPINIST is an intimate documentary of a visionary climber who follows the path of his own passion, despite the heaviest of possible consequences.

SXSW 2020 Official Selection
Telluride Film Festival 2020 Official Selection

Marc-André Leclerc
Brette Harrington
Alex Honnold (Free Solo)
Peter Mortimer (The Dawn Wall, Valley Uprising)
Nick Rosen (Valley Uprising)

THE ALPINIST presented by Garage Entertainment at Byron Theatre

You can now redeem your Discover NSW vouchers online: 
Complete your ticket selection, then at the Checkout Payment, click on Want to redeem a Dine & Discover Voucher? and enter your Discover NSW voucher code. 
(valid until 30 June 2022)

To book wheelchair accessible seating, contact the Theatre Box Office:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10.30am – 1.30pm. Tel.(02) 6685 6807
Or email

This is a Covidsafe event.

For the health & safety of all, signage & sanitising stations are set up throughout the venue. We ask that you adhere to all covid guidelines while attending the theatre.

 The Byron Theatre and Community Centre is a registered CovidSafe business.

NB: Pending availability, E-Tickets can be purchased online up to the event start time to avoid a rush at the box office.
6.00pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Events Bar open |
6.30pm – Theatre doors open
7.00pm – The Alpinist
8.30pm – Event concludes (no interval)