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HBO Sports Documentary HERE TO CLIMB Debuts June 18

HBO Sports Documentary HERE TO CLIMB Debuts June 18

The Documentary Chronicles The Barrier-Breaking Journey Of World Class Rock Climber Sasha DiGiulian

The HBO sports documentary HERE TO CLIMB, from Red Bull Media House and directors Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (HBO’s “My So-Called High School Rank,” “Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing”), debuts TUESDAY, JUNE 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on Max.

Synopsis: The documentary follows professional climber Sasha DiGiulian, rising from child prodigy to a champion sport climber, as she ultimately makes her mark by taking her talents to the biggest walls on the planet with a series of bold, first female ascents. Confronting both physical and mental obstacles head on, Sasha charts her own course in a sport where a path didn’t exist, enabling her passion to become a viable profession.

Driven by breathtaking photography that places the viewer on some of the most daunting and risky walls in the world, HERE TO CLIMB details the unparalleled drive and determination needed to reach the top. As Sasha takes on summit after summit, inspired and mentored by female climbing icon Lynn Hill, she faces a variety of hurdles, including attacks on her public image and motivations in climbing, sometimes at the expense of safety, cyberbullying over her bodyweight, and a possible career ending injury that led to five serious surgeries in one year. HERE TO CLIMB is a thrilling portrait of a record-breaking female athlete who relentlessly pushes her boundaries, redefining success on her own terms.

Featured Participants: Professional climbers Sasha DiGiulian, Cedar Wright, Alex Honnold, and Lynn Hill; climbers Angela VanWiemeersch and Vian Charbonneau; cinematographer, Pablo Durana; Sasha’s mother, Andrea DiGiulian; and Sasha’s husband, Erik Osterholm.

Credits: HBO Sports Documentaries presents HERE TO CLIMB, a Red Bull Media House Production in association with Break Thru Films. Directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg; produced by Nate Nash, Ben Bryan, and Isabella Franca; supervising editor, Fernando Villena; editor, Cintia Chamecki; executive produced by Charlie Rosene, Brian Lenz, Ricki Stern, and Annie Sundberg; For HBO: executive producers, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, and Bentley Weiner; coordinating producer, Abtin Motia.

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