On 21 July 2017, myself & 20 other amputee & able bodied climbers travelled to Quito Ecuador to attempt to summit Volcan Cayambe, a 19,000′ dormant volcano. Why? To show the world the power of mobility, the importance of access to prosthetic care and the international importance of legislation protecting rights for those with disabilities in the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ROMP, the Range Of Motion Project provides free prosthetic care to people who live with limb loss. They currently have clinics in Ecuador & Guatemala and their goal is to supply the needs of amputees world wide. I was invited to join their Elite Climb Team and help raise funds for ROMP’s mission. Our team raised over $55K. In all total, the Climbing For ROMP fundraising event raised over $70K and is still climbing.
Using only my iPhone, I documented our experience while in Quito. Please enjoy this video of our epic journey.