Ascend: Reframing Disability in the Outdoors

12 mins


Vasu Sojitra doesn’t want to be called an inspiration. For the Indian-American right leg amputee, it’s not his disability, but instead, the barriers to access the outdoors that must be overcome. His ascent and ski descent of iconic Mount Moran’s “The Skillet,” alongside other mountain athletes of color, brings solidarity and intersectionality to backcountry skiing.

Production Team

Faith E. Briggs

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Featured in the 2022 Mountainfilm Festival.

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