2020 Film Festival Selection

Adaptive

Category: Adventure & Exploration, Climbing

Year: 2018
Country: United States
Duration 0:35:23
Language: English

Directors: Taylor Zann
Producers: Taylor Zann, Anna Callaghan, Liz McLellan
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Cinematographer: Taylor Zann

On Christmas Day in 2014, Jim Ewing, a veteran rock climber and senior rope engineer at a prominent rock climbing rope company, 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 in 2018, he invited a climber missing her left hand, Maureen Beck, to accompany him in attempting the first all-adaptive ascent of the über classic and deeply remote Lotus Flower Tower in Canada’s Cirque of the Unclimbables. In Adaptive, Jim and Maureen hope to demonstrate that “disabled” climbers are just differently––and equally––abled.

Screening History: 2020 Wasatch Mountain Film Festival

2020 Film Festival Selection

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