Most Inspiring Film, Boulder Adventure Film Festival 2006
Silver Award, HeSCA Media Festivals 2007
Mountains Without Barriers documents the extraordinary people and revolutionary technologies at 'No Barriers Dolomite 2005',a festival held in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. People flock to this festival from all over the world to test out new technologies for the physically impaired as well as prove that physical disabilities are no match for perserverance and determination.
Three men who prove that disabilties lead to possibilities are Erik Weihenmayer and Andy Holzer - both blind - and Hugh Herr, a double-leg amputee. These three men attempt to climb the Cassin route on an enormous tower in the Dolomities. Stunning imagery and spot-on storytelling make this an incredibly inspiring adventure film.
"'Seeing is believing, but a greater reality is that believing is seeing,’ says Weihenmayer. That belief is evident throughout Mountains Without Barriers.” - taken from an article by Nicky Lynch in the Banff Film Festival Magazine
Producer: Mark Wellman & David D’Angelo
Co-Produced by: Hugh Herr, Erik Weihenmayer & Page Ostrow
Camera: Michale Brown & Jimmy Surette
Edited by: Lam T. Nguyn and Catherine Yrisarri
Music by: Kip Kuepper
Executive Producer: Jim Goldsmith