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James Sisti Art

Photo by Korcan Yurdacan

Over the course of the next seven months, I plan to complete a series of illustrated writings and a short independent film, which will document:
• Completing New Hampshire’s Presidential Traverse in less than 24 hours
• A summit attempt on Mt. Rainier, Washington
• The rigorous training process leading up to these climbs
• The physical and emotional journey through it all.
This story is about recognizing the necessity of transformation and the willingness to undergo a change, in order to attain a goal that is currently out-of-reach. The body of work will question how we, as individuals, view growth, measure will-power, and how pushing personal limits on a climb can translate into overcoming extreme challenges that are sometimes thrust upon us in everyday life. In addition, I would like this film to help educate new climbers about limiting their footprint and preserving popular climbing routes. This work will inspire urban climbers to train up their skills and become more involved in their climbing community. I am truly excited to begin this project and embark on a journey which will change not only the way I climb, but also who I am as a person. Sharing this journey is a genuine expression that will resonate with a large and diverse audience, and will cause people to consider how far they are willing to challenge themselves in order to reach their goals. I hope that my work will raise awareness and support for charitable causes, invoke stewardship for our parks and trails, and inspire people to live life as an adventure.

Photo by Paul Plumeri Jr.

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