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Climbers with disabilities

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    Brother's wild Vod

    Brother's wild

    Nick Rosen (2009)

    Brother's wild is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in El Capitan and Ruth Gorge. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (5/7). It features Timmy O'Neill, Sean O'Neill, Greg Loniewski, Dean Potter, Carolyn O'Neill, Tommy O'Neill and others.

    USA / 24 min

    Brother's wild

    Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2009
    • USA
    • 24 min
    Brother's wild is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in El Capitan and Ruth Gorge. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (5/7). It features Timmy O'Neill, Sean O'Neill, Greg Loniewski, Dean Potter, Carolyn O'Neill, Tommy O'Neill and others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    A Grand Journey

    Amon Barker (2019)

    Born and raised in Jackson, WY, Kira has found a great love for the outdoors. Her lifestyle involves hiking, skiing, biking and pursuing her career as a yoga instructor. Kira was born with a rare birth defect and had her lower leg amputated as a child. Since being able to walk, she has used a prosthetic leg. While some might see this as a major setback, Kira’s fiery passion and athleticism drives her to achieve her goals and amaze those around her with her achievements. Climbing the iconic Grand Teton has been a childhood dream of Kira’s. In A Grand Journey short documentary film, we get an intimate look into Kira’s unique but incredibly relatable journey as she attempts to take on a goal she herself may not believe is possible.

    USA / 15 min

    A Grand Journey

    Amon Barker

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 15 min
    Born and raised in Jackson, WY, Kira has found a great love for the outdoors. Her lifestyle involves hiking, skiing, biking and pursuing her career as a yoga instructor. Kira was born with a rare birth defect and had her lower leg amputated as a child. Since being able to walk, she has used a prosthetic leg. While some might see this as a major setback, Kira’s fiery passion and athleticism drives her to achieve her goals and amaze those around her with her achievements. Climbing the iconic Grand Teton has been a childhood dream of Kira’s. In A Grand Journey short documentary film, we get an intimate look into Kira’s unique but incredibly relatable journey as she attempts to take on a goal she herself may not believe is possible.

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  • Documentary / Poetic

    Footless Mountain Climber - Hugh Herr

    Dave Caldwell (1984)

    This Real People reportage filmed by Bob Carmichael, portrays a young Hugh Herr, only eighteen months after being rescued on Mount Washington, where after being caught in a blizzard and having passed three nights under extreme cold, suffered severe frostbite and lost his legs below the knees. With the help of leg prostheses, Herr is now back on the rock and climbs an easy route on Chickies Rock with the show host, Sarah Purcell, and a more difficult route on Shawangunk Ridge. Real People was a television series in which different hosts in front of a large studio audience were presenting reportages of varied 'real people' (as opposed to celebrities) with unique occupations or hobbies.

    USA / 10 min

    Footless Mountain Climber - Hugh Herr

    Dave Caldwell

    • 1984
    • USA
    • 10 min
    This Real People reportage filmed by Bob Carmichael, portrays a young Hugh Herr, only eighteen months after being rescued on Mount Washington, where after being caught in a blizzard and having passed three nights under extreme cold, suffered severe frostbite and lost his legs below the knees. With the help of leg prostheses, Herr is now back on the rock and climbs an easy route on Chickies Rock with the show host, Sarah Purcell, and a more difficult route on Shawangunk Ridge. Real People was a television series in which different hosts in front of a large studio audience were presenting reportages of varied 'real people' (as opposed to celebrities) with unique occupations or hobbies.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

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    Adaptive

    Taylor Zann (2019)

    Jim Ewing is a veteran rock climber and senior rope engineer at Sterling Rope, a prominent rock-climbing rope company. On Christmas Day in 2014, Jim fell over 50 feet to the ground in a climbing accident, a near-death experience that led to the subsequent below-the-knee amputation of his left leg. Before walking on a prosthetic, Jim was already climbing again, and before long, he began dreaming about his bucket list… In 2018, Jim joins Maureen Beck, a professional climber missing her left hand, to attempt the first all-adaptive ascent of the Lotus Flower Tower in Canada’s Cirque of the Unclimbables. Jim and Maureen hope to demonstrate that 'disabled' climbers are just differently –and equally–abled.

    USA / 36 min

    Adaptive

    Taylor Zann

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 36 min
    Jim Ewing is a veteran rock climber and senior rope engineer at Sterling Rope, a prominent rock-climbing rope company. On Christmas Day in 2014, Jim fell over 50 feet to the ground in a climbing accident, a near-death experience that led to the subsequent below-the-knee amputation of his left leg. Before walking on a prosthetic, Jim was already climbing again, and before long, he began dreaming about his bucket list… In 2018, Jim joins Maureen Beck, a professional climber missing her left hand, to attempt the first all-adaptive ascent of the Lotus Flower Tower in Canada’s Cirque of the Unclimbables. Jim and Maureen hope to demonstrate that 'disabled' climbers are just differently –and equally–abled.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Wampler's ascent

    Elizabeth Wampler (2013)

    All people face challenges throughout their life and this is an unprecedented look at one man's journey of terror and sheer will to overcome all odds as he try's to concur one of the biggest human feats of ever attempted.

    USA / 76 min

    Wampler's ascent

    Elizabeth Wampler

    • 2013
    • USA
    • 76 min
    All people face challenges throughout their life and this is an unprecedented look at one man's journey of terror and sheer will to overcome all odds as he try's to concur one of the biggest human feats of ever attempted.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    The Tom Whittaker story Vod

    The Tom Whittaker story

    M.D. Morgan (2001)

    The Tom Whittaker story is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by M.D. Morgan in 2001 and produced by Milagro Beanfield Films. It features Tom Whittaker, Greg Child, Gareth Richards, Angela Hawse, Jeff Rhoads, Kellie Rhoads and others.

    USA / 50 min

    The Tom Whittaker story

    M.D. Morgan

    • 2001
    • USA
    • 50 min
    The Tom Whittaker story is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by M.D. Morgan in 2001 and produced by Milagro Beanfield Films. It features Tom Whittaker, Greg Child, Gareth Richards, Angela Hawse, Jeff Rhoads, Kellie Rhoads and others.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Blindsight Vod

    Blindsight

    Lucy Walker (2006)

    Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, 'Blindsight' follows the gripping adventure of six Tibetan teenagers who set out to climb the 23,000-foot Lhakpa Ri, on the north side of Mount Everest. The dangerous journey soon becomes a seemingly impossible challenge -- made all the more remarkable by the fact that the teenagers are blind. Believed by many Tibetans to be possessed by demons, the children are shunned by their parents, scorned by their villages and rejected by society. Rescued by Sabriye Tenberken –a blind educator and adventurer who established the first school for the blind in Lhasa, the students invite the blind mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer to visit their school after learning about his conquest of Everest.

    UK / 104 min

    Blindsight

    Lucy Walker

    • 2006
    • UK
    • 104 min
    Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, 'Blindsight' follows the gripping adventure of six Tibetan teenagers who set out to climb the 23,000-foot Lhakpa Ri, on the north side of Mount Everest. The dangerous journey soon becomes a seemingly impossible challenge -- made all the more remarkable by the fact that the teenagers are blind. Believed by many Tibetans to be possessed by demons, the children are shunned by their parents, scorned by their villages and rejected by society. Rescued by Sabriye Tenberken –a blind educator and adventurer who established the first school for the blind in Lhasa, the students invite the blind mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer to visit their school after learning about his conquest of Everest.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Shared Vision – A Journey Beyond Sight

    Shared Vision – A Journey Beyond Sight

    Keith Partridge (2019)

    Red Szell suffers from the degenerative eye condition retinitis pigmentosa and is now blind. But he’s always had an adventurous streak and in this inspirational journey, we see Red travel to the very NW corner of Scotland. As the first blind climber to reach the top of the iconic sea stacks of the Old Man Of Hoy and Old Man Of Stoer only Am Buachaille remains in the trilogy of these blades of rock that jut from the crashing Atlantic. Just reaching the base will involve a triathlon of sorts, with a mountain bike ride, a steep scramble down the mainland cliff before a swim across the tidal flow to reach the start of the climb. He then has four hours to get up and get off before the tide races in. Red’s story is a journey beyond sight.

    UK / 22 min

    Shared Vision – A Journey Beyond Sight

    Keith Partridge

    • 2019
    • UK
    • 22 min
    Red Szell suffers from the degenerative eye condition retinitis pigmentosa and is now blind. But he’s always had an adventurous streak and in this inspirational journey, we see Red travel to the very NW corner of Scotland. As the first blind climber to reach the top of the iconic sea stacks of the Old Man Of Hoy and Old Man Of Stoer only Am Buachaille remains in the trilogy of these blades of rock that jut from the crashing Atlantic. Just reaching the base will involve a triathlon of sorts, with a mountain bike ride, a steep scramble down the mainland cliff before a swim across the tidal flow to reach the start of the climb. He then has four hours to get up and get off before the tide races in. Red’s story is a journey beyond sight.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Enock

    Craig Muderlak (2017)

    Although born with spina bifida and paralyzed from the waist down, Enock Glidden​ always held on to a lifelong dream of climbing Yosemite’s El Cap. This film shares the story of how he made the seemingly impossible feat a reality. His journey to the top of El Capitan began with support from the adaptive climbing organization Paradox Sports​ in a climbing gym. We want to help Paradox open doors for climbers of all abilities and are teaming up with them to help bring adaptive climbing techniques to gyms across the U.S.

    USA / 10 min

    Enock

    Craig Muderlak

    • 2017
    • USA
    • 10 min
    Although born with spina bifida and paralyzed from the waist down, Enock Glidden​ always held on to a lifelong dream of climbing Yosemite’s El Cap. This film shares the story of how he made the seemingly impossible feat a reality. His journey to the top of El Capitan began with support from the adaptive climbing organization Paradox Sports​ in a climbing gym. We want to help Paradox open doors for climbers of all abilities and are teaming up with them to help bring adaptive climbing techniques to gyms across the U.S.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Climbing blind Vod

    Climbing blind

    Alastair Lee (2020)

    Full feature version of the 2019 Brit Rock Film Tour film 'Climbing Blind'. Jesse Dufton was born with a 20% central vision. At four years of age, Jesse was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa: a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas' cells. At age 20 Jesse could no longer read, by the time he was 30 his vision was reduced to just light perception with around 1 or 2% field of view. As a life long climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and leading traditional rock climbs with his sight guide and fiancee Molly. As his sight degenerates his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse only takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to make a 'non-sight' lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.

    UK / 70 min

    Climbing blind

    Alastair Lee

    • 2020
    • UK
    • 70 min
    Full feature version of the 2019 Brit Rock Film Tour film 'Climbing Blind'. Jesse Dufton was born with a 20% central vision. At four years of age, Jesse was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa: a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas' cells. At age 20 Jesse could no longer read, by the time he was 30 his vision was reduced to just light perception with around 1 or 2% field of view. As a life long climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and leading traditional rock climbs with his sight guide and fiancee Molly. As his sight degenerates his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse only takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to make a 'non-sight' lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Out on A Limb

    Jordan Manley (2019)

    In this film, two people and two worlds meet. Craig DeMartino, an adaptive climber from Boulder (Colorado) and Kai Lin, an industrial engineer from Brooklyn (New York), team up to design a game-changing prosthetic foot. This is easier said than done. Early prototypes don't hold up to the rigors of straight-in crack climbing, but this unlikely alliance is determined to test the power of problem-solving, so Craig and Lin keep at it. First episode of 'The problem solvers' series, by Arc'Teryx.

    Canada / 22 min

    Out on A Limb

    Jordan Manley

    • 2019
    • Canada
    • 22 min
    In this film, two people and two worlds meet. Craig DeMartino, an adaptive climber from Boulder (Colorado) and Kai Lin, an industrial engineer from Brooklyn (New York), team up to design a game-changing prosthetic foot. This is easier said than done. Early prototypes don't hold up to the rigors of straight-in crack climbing, but this unlikely alliance is determined to test the power of problem-solving, so Craig and Lin keep at it. First episode of 'The problem solvers' series, by Arc'Teryx.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Diamant Brut

    Diamant Brut

    Frank Dalmat (2019)

    42 years ago, Philippe Ribière was born with congenital malformations, especially in the hands and feet. Yet he chose a path that may seem out of step with his abilities: climbing. Here he is in Martinique, the island that saw him grow up in an orphanage, in an attempt to realize his new dream: to climb the Diamond Rock, the geological gem of the Ile aux Fleurs.

    France / 52 min

    Diamant Brut

    Frank Dalmat

    • 2019
    • France
    • 52 min
    42 years ago, Philippe Ribière was born with congenital malformations, especially in the hands and feet. Yet he chose a path that may seem out of step with his abilities: climbing. Here he is in Martinique, the island that saw him grow up in an orphanage, in an attempt to realize his new dream: to climb the Diamond Rock, the geological gem of the Ile aux Fleurs.

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