Craig DeMartino, Jarem Frye, and Pete Davis call themselves the Gimp Monkeys. These climbers made the first all-disabled ascent of Yosemite Valley’s El Capitan in June 2012. The inspiring video below documents their story.
As you watch the film, you will quickly understand what Craig DeMartino meant after stating the following,
“We are climbers first, disabled second.”
These men refuse to be limited or defined by their disabilities. Yet while their accomplishments are undoubtedly incredible, I am not surprised after hearing them speak. Each man lives with a strong belief that failure is not an option.
As you will see below, their actions certainly back up their words.
“The right attitude and one arm will beat the wrong attitude and two arms every time.” – Pete Davis