Wampler's Ascent
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Wampler's Ascent documents Steve Wampler as he attempts to become the first person with a disability to climb the biggest rock face in the world, El Captain in Yosemite National Park. 20,000 pull-ups, 5 nights and 6 days on the sheer face of a mountain with only the use of one limb, this is a story of a man's commitment to bringing international attention to the funding of a camp for kids with severe disabilities. 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… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"At ... moments, the tension and pressure are palpable. It's then, as nature documentary and inspirational device, that "Wampler's Ascent" finds its power."
‑ David DeWitt, New York Times
"A stirring film that's part documentary, and part promotional tool."
‑ Chuck Wilson, Village Voice
"Stephen is often authentically moving, but on the ground, a manufactured awareness that this is all being filmed - along with a treacly score - mars the feel-good atmosphere."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Los Angeles Times
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