Wesley Trimble: Embracing Weakness in the Mountains
Our culture is geared to highlight our strengths. From our performances at work, in athletics, to the pictures that ultimately make it on Instagram. We thrive off our showing the world what we’re good at. But what if your weakness is unavoidably apparent and something you absolutely have to reckon with to live without compromise?
Meet Wesley. He was born with a mild form of cerebral palsy which affects his fine motor skills on the right side of his body. The only problem? He finds peace and joy climbing mountains and hiking trails in places that folks with cerebral palsy “aren’t supposed to go”.
He couldn’t let that stop him. His love for the outdoors has led him to climb every mountain in Colorado over 14,000 ft (54 of them), thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail (2,653 miles) from Mexico to Canada, and has ultimately led to a career in the outdoors through working for the American Hiking Society.
Athletic Brewing is a proud supporter of AHS through our Two For The Trails program. We just launched a brand new Two For The Trails grant program where organizations all over the country can apply to get funding for trail-based projects. Athletic Brewing has committed to giving $500,000 worth of grants by June, so if you or anyone you know would like to apply, go here. Two For The Trails
To learn more about Wesley and to watch his films:
Film: Within Weakness