14er Short Film - Within Weakness

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14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by wtrimble » Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:48 am

I just released a personal short film I think this community would appreciate.

Within Weakness shares how cerebral palsy hinders my strength and coordination on the right side of my body, but it hasn’t thwarted my goal to climb all 54 of Colorado’s fourteeners. Along the way, I discovered great strength within weakness, though tragedy taught me these adventures could cost me everything.

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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by Squirrellysquirrel » 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>
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Post by greenonion » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:27 am

Hats off to you, sir. Thank you for sharing this. All the best to you and your family.
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by Mtnman200 » 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.
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by nsaladin » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:54 am

Very well done, the journey and the video!
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Post by Rollie Free » Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:24 pm

Quite a story. Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by climbingcue » Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:46 pm

Thanks for posting your story. Very well done film.
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by Bombay2Boulder » 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.
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by CaptCO » Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:33 pm

You are much stronger than I'll ever be, thanks for the great video
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by jerseybrian » Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:58 pm

wtrimble wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:48 am
I just released a personal short film I think this community would appreciate.

Within Weakness shares how cerebral palsy hinders my strength and coordination on the right side of my body, but it hasn’t thwarted my goal to climb all 54 of Colorado’s fourteeners. Along the way, I discovered great strength within weakness, though tragedy taught me these adventures could cost me everything.

Thank you for sharing this! It was very powerful!
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by stephakett » Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:59 pm

nothing short of deeply inspiring. thank you so much for sharing, wesley! your footage and commentary are absolutely incredible. congratulations on all of your accomplishments!
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Re: 14er Short Film - Within Weakness

Post by andrew85 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:07 pm

Thanks for sharing! What an amazing video and inspiring story of perseverance, tragedy, and triumph. You have a talent for film making as well and I'd love to see more from you!
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