Preview of the film about Adam Campbell's comeback from horrifying fall
See below for a preview of Arc’teryx's newly launched, award-winning film about elite runner Adam Campbell's near-fatal fall and his road back to recovery. See arcteryx.com for the full film.
Campbell's forward motion came to a grinding halt on August 30, 2016, when he experienced an horrific accident while attempting a traverse through Roger’s Pass in B.C., with runners Nick Elson and Dakota Jones.
Grabbing a loose rock hold, Campbell tumbled nearly 200 feet, sustaining four broken vertebrae, a crushed iliac crest and deep lacerations to the bone. With a body now supported by titanium rods and screws, he questions his future as a professional athlete. Ten months later, while searching for the athlete he once was, Campbell finds himself at the start line of the Hardrock 100, an ultra in which he reached the podium in the past.
It’s within these hundred miles Campbell discovers that physical rehabilitation is only part of his recovery, and what he's looking for can't be won on the podium.
Campbell says: "My accident was horrifying and scary to me and my family, but it also came with surprising silver linings. It brought me closer to my family and forced me to be vulnerable in ways I had never let myself be before. I hope that in sharing a bit of my journey that I can share some of the positive lessons that I have learned as a result of my accident and through my recovery."