Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Perhaps the ultimate goal of this documentary is to explain the “question” of climbing. Why does the risk not override the danger, and what compels climbers to ignore the voice in their heads that says simply, “stay down here where it’s safe?” It may be that the answer is not one of embracing danger – but rather of embracing method. If clear thought and considered action can overcome fear and emotion, then anyone can achieve what free-climbers do: pure life.