Thomas and Alexander Huber, risk takers in the extreme, rank as two of the best mountain climbers of our time. Now the two Huber brothers have set out to break the record in speed climbing at the wall of all walls, the 1,000 foot vertical “Nose” of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, California.
Featuring breathtaking footage of the mountains of Patagonia and Yosemite National Park, Academy Award® winner Pepe Danquart follows the Huber brothers to locations never before reached by a film crew. To the Limit is a portrait of two competitive brothers who go to the very edge of the possible, physically and psychologically. These brothers, who ordinarily live very different and separate lives, become like twins when they climb together, as they have since childhood, each driven to search for his own limits.
To the Limit completes a trilogy of sports films by Pepe Danquart, the other films being Home Match (2000, German film prize for Best Director) and Hell On Wheels (2004).
"A visually breathtaking essay about daredevils hooked on the thrill of speed rock-climbing….sends extreme sports buffs to heaven and keeps general viewers engaged … nimbly balanced with insights into the appeal of this death-defying pursuit and gradual revelations about the siblings' intense professional rivalry.” -Variety