The Wind River Project

The Wind River Project

Film Session(s)

11 minutes, United States, 2016



The Wind River Project follows a team of Type-1 diabetic climbers as they journey into Wyoming's Wind River Range to test themselves against the mountains while also managing their complex and potentially life-threatening disease. Their goal — ascending a previously unclimbed section of rock, a “first ascent”, in the remote Titcomb Basin. As they pursue this goal, the team faces the volatile highs and lows both of the mountains and their disease. Against a backdrop that portrays the joy and beauty of climbing in the high mountains, the Wind River Project shares a story of finding inspiration because of, rather than in spite of, limitations.


Director(s): Blake McCord

Producer(s): Steve Richert, Matt Spohn