July 26, 2015 marked the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To commemorate this important date, the Range of Motion Project proposed an ambitious plan to the US Embassy in Quito, Ecuador- an expedition to the top of the only snow covered place on the equator. The 19,000 ft summit of Volcano Cayambe.
The team was unusual. Ecuadorians and Americans, most with no prior climbing experience. Half of the team members were amputees using the most advanced prosthetic limb technology available. It would be led by the most elite amputee climber in the world.
‘IN EXTREMITY’ is the story of the persistence of the human spirit against all odds. Like the athletes it highlights, the film challenges our fundamental perceptions of disability, and inspires everyone to seek out and unlock their own inner human potential.