Sterling, a rope and life-safety equipment company, announces the release of Adaptive, a documentary that depicts an all-adaptive attempt to climb the remote Lotus Flower Tower in Canada’s Cirque of the Unclimbables.
The film, directed by Taylor Zann of Rainier Films, follows the journey of Sterling engineer and below-the-knee amputee, Jim Ewing and professional climber, Maureen Beck, who was born without her left hand, as they attempt the climb.
Rough weather, unexpected illness and other unforeseeable obstacles are also shown in the 35-minute documentary, which is being screened in more than 70 locations nationwide and has already been selected for several international film festivals.
“Originally we wanted to create the ‘Adaptive’ film to celebrate the adaptive climbing community,” Liz McLellan, director of marketing at Sterling, says in a media release.
“After nearly every part of the climbing trip didn’t go as planned, we realized we were capturing an even broader story about humans’ universal ability to adapt and how that common thread unites us. We’re thrilled to share this story with the world, and hope Jim and Maureen remind people they have the freedom to focus on whatever goal they’re trying to achieve and adapting will always be a part of it.”
[Source(s): Sterling, PR Newswire]