Official Selection MountainFilm 2021

From My Window

19 mins


In the ableist world of outdoor adventurism there is a deep-seated resistance to expect that those with a disability might also want to challenge themselves in the rugged and risky outdoors. Erik Weihenmayer, a blind adventurer, knows that this belief is tragic on several levels. A person with disabilities might internalize this perceived limitation and begin to underestimate their potential. And the world misses out on witnessing these athletes’ true life force being unleashed during those cathartic breakthrough moments that can only happen by pushing oneself to the absolute limit in the wild. Mentored by Weihenmayer, Melissa Simpson sets out to conquer something greater than the Colorado peaks she has seen from her window her whole life.

World Premiere

Production Team

Frank Pickell
Christian Silberbauer
Daniel Bedell

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2021 Mountainfilm Festival.
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