For paraplegic climber, Enock Glidden, the strength to do 3,000 pull-ups was not enough to climb El Capitan; he needed the power of the climbing community dedicated to making his dream a reality. This film shares a unique side of climbing, one where climbers put aside their own goals to support another person’s dream. I served many roles in this production from being on the climbing team to climbing logistics all while simultaneously filming and directing. What began as a straightforward narrative about Enock’s tenacity turned into a much deeper perspective of the human condition. Dozens of strangers gave more than 20 hours of their time to carry Enock to the base of El Cap and down off the summit, reinforcing how much can be achieved when we rely on the help of others.
Film by Craig Muderlak