What is life is like for an adaptive athlete in a non-traditional sport such as climbing? Unlike sports such as skiing, swimming or basketball, the climbing community was late in establishing programs and systems for adaptive climbers trying to break into the sport. Maureen Beck, better known as Mo, came of age in the generation of doers and creators in adaptive climbing who were instrumental in establishing these programs.
Join the Vail Symposium as Mo discusses what creating a new style of climbing was like and the work it took to build this community. She will share personal stories of growth and challenge as well as what it is like to be an inspiration–and the responsibility that comes with that role. The presentation will include footage from the 2017 film “Stumped,” about Mo’s first 5.12 project, as well as footage from the unreleased film “Adaptive,” which covers her 2018 expedition to the Cirque of the Unclimbables.
This program is presented in partnership with the Vail Public Library.