Closing the 'Adventure Gap': Bringing Diversity to Mountain Climbing

In June 2013, nine African Americans set out to tackle Alaska's Denali, the highest peak in North America. Filmmakers George Potter and Andy Adkins document the journey in the full-length film An American Ascent, and highlight other historical climbing events that led up to the expedition. Co-producer James Edward Mills, who coined the term "adventure gap," outlines the importance of having diverse role models who can inspire people of all races and ethnicities in his book The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors.

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