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Image from the film Psycho Vertical

Image from the film Psycho Vertical

Follow Britain’s unlikeliest hero-mountaineer and funny-man, Andy Kirkpatrick, on an 18-day solo ascent of El Capitan, Yosemite in the world premiere of Psycho Vertical – a raw and intimate portrait of one of climbing’s most interesting figures. Inspired by the best-selling autobiography of the same name, the film explores themes of identity, fatherhood, and how our pasts shape us.

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Follow Britain’s unlikeliest hero-mountaineer and funny-man, Andy Kirkpatrick on an 18 day solo ascent of El Capitan, Yosemite. Psycho Vertical is a raw and intimate portrait of one of climbing’s most interesting figures. Inspired by the best-selling autobiography of the same name, the film explores themes of identity, fatherhood, and how our pasts shape us.

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