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Craig's Reaction

Craig de Martino Rock Climbing

Calgary Premiere

DIRECTOR: Cameron Maier
ORIGIN: USA
YEAR: 2018
DURATION: 24 min

In 2002, Craig DeMartino was climbing with a friend in Rocky Mountain National Park when a terrible miscommunication occurred; DeMartino fell nearly 100 feet onto the rocks below. He survived, but his injuries were devastating — ruptured lung, fractured spine, pulverized feet, among others — and the accident forever altered his life. He could have retreated into his injuries and given up on climbing. Instead, DeMartino, who had one leg amputated under the knee, got back into his harness. Today, he has climbed grades as hard as 5.13, led an all-disabled first ascent of El Capitan and, introduced scores of fellow disabled athletes to the joy of climbing. His day-to-day life story is one that should really be making headlines.

AWARDS: 
Official Selection - MOUNTAINFILM Festival, Telluride, CO, USA
Official Selection & Finalist - Banff Mountain Film Festival, Banff, Canada
WINNER: Inspiration Award - Boulder Adventure Film Festival, Boulder, CO, USA
WINNER: Best Climbing Film - Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2019, Vancouver

 

Official Selection