Movie: Man With Cerebral Palsy Attempts El Capitan

Steve Wampler has cerebral palsy. He spends most of his life in a wheelchair. But that didn’t stop him from attempting to climb one of the world’s great test-pieces — El Capitan.

To succeed, he would have to do the equivalent to 20,000 pull-ups and spend 5 nights and 6 days on the sheer face with only the use of one limb.

Published in April, 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.

The whole 1 hour 16 minute video is available on Vimeo on demand for $5. Check it out if you are inspired by the trailer above.