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The Blind Ascensionist
When Justin lost his sight, climbing helped him build resilience and relationships, as he found his place in the world as a blind, young adult; and now he shows the world how he sees it.
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Why Justin Salas?
Justin’s story is celebrated, not only for his sporting achievement, but also his desire to improve access to the sport for people of all abilities. The values he demonstrates in the film, and the conversations it will encourage audiences to have, are perfectly aligned with Eone’s philosophy and how our timepieces are designed to inspire thoughts and actions of inclusion.
The bigger picture
"This is more than just a timepiece or film. It's about changing the narrative and perception of disability inclusion – for both the sighted and blind, low-vision community. We hope that this partnership will encourage more individuals to get involved, and be included, whatever the activity may be."
- Daniel Ly, Eone.
Made to move. Made in the US.
Eone will launch a new timepiece to celebrate the film. The Apex Salas, is a more accessible timepiece perfect for active Eone wearers. It incorporates an all new stretchy "hook strap"; hand-made in the US by Nick Mankey Designs.
For every unit sold, $50 USD will be donated to NewView Oklahoma, who provide comprehensive vision services to blind and low vision individuals.
Durable. Stylish. Flexible.
Scratch resistant ceramic on the top face. All new polished 'onyx black' case. And a strap designed to move with you.
New strap, new hook.
New strap, new hook.
A community effort.
The hook strap is a collaborative effort from Eone community feedback; beginning with requests for an easier slip-on-slip-off operation. The retroreflective pattern stems from the Drip My Cane project with John Samuel and his team at ABLR – functional safety meets slick design. Each prototype iteration tested by Justin himself in daily operations on and off the bouldering walls. Last but not least, every single strap is hand-made in the US, by Nick Mankey himself.
Our ceramic Elements ring, chosen by popular demand for its pronounced, distinct hour markers and grippy texture. All brought together on a brand new polished 'onyx black' case, to contrast the rugged sporty strap and face.
Climbing clinics and screening schedule
Want to watch the film in person, and try your hand at adaptive climbing – taught by Justin himself? Find us at one of the screening locations below.
660 S 400 W Suite 600, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, United States.
27th May 2023
July 13-16 2023
1330 Conant St, Dallas, TX 75207, United States
1501 Howell St, North Kansas City, MO 64116, United States
Oklahoma City, OK