14er Short Film - Within Weakness

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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by nyker » Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:11 am

Thanks for posting this Wes. Nicely done and very inspiring.
Your footage along your journey brings back some memories.
What's your next challenge?
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by RobbS » Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:04 am

Great work on this film Wes. Congratulations on finding strength Within Weakness.
Thanks for sharing this and thanks for the inspiration.
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by wtrimble » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:36 am

Squirrellysquirrel wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:23 am
wtrimble,

An a word: WOW!

Very impressed with your mental fortitude and continued desire to be up in the alpine air! I appreciate that you described your “identity” as “not a medical condition” in addition to your candid narrative about the experience of climbing 14ers. Moreover, the inclusion of Steve’s story was an exceptional addition; tragedy is, unfortunately, a trademark of this pursuit.

Thoroughly enjoyed the film! I encourage you to submit to places where your story can be more widely seen/heard... indy film festivals...? Your story and continued journey is inspiring and goes to show that with determination, great things are possible.

Congratulations on not only the accomplishment, yet also the technical skills to pull off a well-designed film. =D>
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm on the fence about submitting it to film festivals because it would start to fall into the gray area for a "commercial project" which is an issue for Wilderness areas. The Forest Service photo/video policies haven't been updated much since the 90's.
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by wtrimble » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:41 am

Mtnman200 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:49 am
Thanks for sharing your film, Wesley; it was very nicely done. Congrats on powering through challenges that few of us can fully understand.

BTW, you need to update your peak list.
Thank you. Yeah, for some reason it feels weird for me to update my peak list. I haven't touched it since Steve passed. I feel like I'll always have an asterisk next to North Maroon.
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by wtrimble » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:45 am

Bombay2Boulder wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:37 pm
Very powerful! This was a very well done video, and I have to say pass my love to your parents, they seem total badasses and raised you well.
Will do! I feel very privileged to have incredible parents who value spending time in the high country as a family. I hope my daughter will feel the same when she is my age :-D
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by wtrimble » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:07 am

CaptCO wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:33 pm
You are much stronger than I'll ever be, thanks for the great video
I'm not sure that's the case. We each have our journey, and I think we each have access to the strength we need for the journey. I'm glad you enjoyed the film :)
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by wtrimble » Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:00 pm

nyker wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:11 am
Thanks for posting this Wes. Nicely done and very inspiring.
Your footage along your journey brings back some memories.
What's your next challenge?
Thank you! Great question, I don't have any specific peak goals at the moment. I haven't done any sustained class 3 or 4 since N Maroon. I'm trying to carve out more time for family camping and backpacking trips.
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by daway8 » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:14 pm

That's an incredible story - it shows how even the most capable and experienced climbers can meet an unexpected end while those who society might tend to blow off can overcome. Both sobering and inspirational at the same time.
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by greenonion » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:49 pm

daway8 wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:14 pm
That's an incredible story - it shows how even the most capable and experienced climbers can meet an unexpected end while those who society might tend to blow off can overcome. Both sobering and inspirational at the same time.
+1
A painter’s got a canvas. The writer’s got reams of empty paper. A musician has silence.

I’m all for a quiet life. I just didn’t get one.

...Keith Richards
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