First Ascent is Sender Films' groundbreaking 6-part series that takes you to the cutting edge of adventure. Produced over two years on five continents, First Ascent follows the greatest climbers to majestic locations around the globe on their quests to redefine what is possible in the mountains.
Twenty-three-year-old Alex Honnold is taking the high-stakes sport of free soloing to new heights. He ventures ropeless up the mind-bending walls of Moonlight Buttress (5.12+, 1000 ft) and The North Face of Half Dome (5.12, 2000 ft).
Climber Stanley Leary and his two friends venture across South America to the wild peaks of Patagonia on a journey of the heart. Their mission: to attempt a first ascent, and spread the ashes of Stanley's lover Roberta from the summit, thus granting her dying wish.
Sharma discovers the limestone of Clark Mountain where he envisions Jumbo Love (5.15b)-- what will become his latest king line, and the first of its grade. Training for months, enduring hundred-foot falls, Sharma is pushed to his absolute limit.
Alpinists Jonny Copp and Micah Dash, along with Wade Johnson, travel to a remote range near Tibet to make a first ascent of a high-altitude face. When tragedy strikes, the dark and dangerous side of climbing is revealed.
Two brothers, Timmy O'Neill, a pro climber, and Sean O'Neill, who is paralyzed from the waist down, push the limits of adaptive climbing, conquering the 3,000-foot face of El Capitan. Then it's on to the Ruth Gorge of Alaska, where they cross a treacherous glacier to climb a remote rock wall. In ...