Mountains Without Barriers

Mountains Without BarriersOVERVIEW

Genre: Documentary, Sports, Medical
Language: English
Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Running Time: 24 minutes
Medium: High Definition Video (HDV)

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Director: Michael Brown
Producer: Mark Wellman, Dave D’Angelo
Co Producers: Hugh Herr, Erik Weihenmayer, Page B. Ostrow
Executive Producer: Jim Goldsmith
Editor: Lam Nguyen, Catherine Yrisarri
Cinematographer: Michael Brown, Jimmy Surette
Music: Kip Kuepper
Distributor: Mclean Media
Producer's Representative: Ostrow and Company


Three friends, Erik Weihenmayer, Hugh Herr and Andy Holzer, rock climbing in the Dolomites of Italy. We soon realize that they are not ordinary climbers. One lost his legs to frost bite and the other two are completely blind. As the climb continues we meet other people attending this festival. Mike May takes a group of blind people on a walk through Cortina Italy with a speaking GPS. Mark Wellman states that he hasn't felt like this in 20 years after riding on a modified Segway.

NO BARRIERS is not just a name; it is a state of mind. It is the attitude of reaching out and finding a way to accomplish one's dreams, no matter what it takes.

The principle aim of NO BARRIERS is to facilitate knowledge exchange between people with disabilities and those who create assistive technologies, thus fostering cooperation between them, and improving the efficacy of current rehabilitation approaches.