Wampler's Ascent (2013)





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Wampler's Ascent documents Steve Wampler as he attempts to become the first person with a disability to climb the biggest rock face in the world, El Captain in Yosemite National Park. 20,000 pull-ups, 5 nights and 6 days on the sheer face of a mountain with only the use of one limb, this is a story of a man's commitment to bringing international attention to the funding of a camp for kids with severe disabilities. Wampler's Ascent started out as an adventure movie to bring awareness and funding to a summer camp for kids with disabilities. While that mission was fulfilled, the finished documentary actually takes the viewer deep into a remarkable love story that awakens the potential in all of us. (c) Official Site
Action & Adventure , Documentary , Drama , Special Interest
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At ... moments, the tension and pressure are palpable. It's then, as nature documentary and inspirational device, that "Wampler's Ascent" finds its power.

Full Review… | August 29, 2013
New York Times
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A stirring film that's part documentary, and part promotional tool.

Full Review… | August 27, 2013
Village Voice
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Stephen is often authentically moving, but on the ground, a manufactured awareness that this is all being filmed - along with a treacly score - mars the feel-good atmosphere.

Full Review… | August 22, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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