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Synopsis: 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 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 (5.10+) in Canada’s Cirque of the Unclimbables. The route is on the list of North America’s 50 classic climbs and the 2,000 foot granite face is coveted by climbers everywhere. In “Adaptive”, Jim and Maureen hope to demonstrate that “disabled” climbers are just differently––and equally––abled.

Genre

Adventure, Drama, Comedy

Rated

PG-13

Language

English

Run Time

36 minutes

Starring

Jim Ewing
Maureen Beck

Directed by

Taylor Zann

Produced by

Anna Callaghan
Liz McLellan

Director's Bio

Taylor Zann is a freelance cinematographer and outdoor film director from Seattle, WA. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Prior directorial works include “Seele aus Stein” and “In the Arena”.

Country of Origin

United States, Canada

Production Year

2019

Aspect Ratio

2.35:1

Sound Mix

5.1 Surround

Medium

4K

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