A Grand Pursuit: Climbing the Grand Teton on One Leg and no Prosthesis

Freeskier Vasu Sojitra seeks to become the first leg amputee to climb the Grand Teton without the use of a prosthetic.

Accompanied by four other adaptive athletes, Vasu and his team, organized by Paradox Sports, are lead by Exum Mountain Guides in their attempt to become the first group of civilian adaptive athletes to climb the Grand Teton.

 

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From Vasu Sojita: Pushing the limits for Vasu is to show what we, as humans, are truly capable of. No matter how different each of us are; disability or not. The possibilities are endless once you set you mind to it.

To help spread this mission, Vasu embarked on an adventure to climb the infamous Grand Teton in Moose, WY alongside Paradox Sports, the Exum Mountain Guides, and a team of four other adaptive athletes. The 9 mile, 5000+ ft approach to the peak was the first ascent of the Grand Teton by an adaptive athlete on crutches. He had never experienced anything like this before. An experience that he and the team would never forget.

With the help of Paradox Sports and the cinematography of Will Strathmann, Vasu has the ability to spread the word through their new short film, A Grand Pursuit. First premiering in September at the 2015 Adventure Film Festival in Boulder, CO and viewable online at the Film Festival Flix during the month of February, A Grand Pursuit will be showcasing in 2016. Check out the trailer to experience the journey! For more information please check out www.paradoxsports.org.

 


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