Film

Reach

This intimate and compelling portrait of a teenage rock-climber called Clare, shows what happens when we choose define our own limits in the face of adversity.
 
Reach

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Running time

16 minutes

Country / Nationality

UK

You don't have to travel to the ends of the earth to find adventure stories. Often they happen closer to home. This intimate story of determination and grit shows just what can be achieved when you chose the right friends and refuse to set limits for yourself. If you visit the Foundry climbing centre in Sheffield, you may be greeted by a rather unique spectacle: electric wheelchairs, walking frames, and ventilators left abandoned on the ground, while their owners climb high above. This is all because of a charity called Climbing For All Sheffield, which believes in opening up the vibrant and exciting Sheffield climbing scene to people with a wide range of disabilities. What will be less obvious to a casual observer is that this charity has its origins in the actions of a single teenage girl, who dared to dream a little different. This intimate documentary film tells the extraordinary story of a girl who found out what happens when you refuse to sit in a sewing group and watch other people make sock monkeys, and instead dare to ask the question 'What if I could learn to rock climb?' If you would like more information, would like to volunteer, chat about a ‘climbing for all’ initiative, or are curious about climbing and don’t know where to start, head to https://climbingforallsheffield.com or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cfasheffield/