Women Push Boundaries of Adventure, in Front of, Behind the Lens

Kira Brazinski grew up “a typical Jackson kid,” she says. That meant spending time in the mountains and staring admiringly at the Grand Teton. To climb the 13,776-foot peak is an extraordinary accomplishment for anyone. Brazinksi,…

Kira Brazinski grew up “a typical Jackson kid,” she says. That meant spending time in the mountains and staring admiringly at the Grand Teton. To climb the 13,776-foot peak is an extraordinary accomplishment for anyone. Brazinksi, however, did it with a prosthetic leg. She was born with a rare birth defect and is missing most of her left leg.

Her summit of the Grand Teton is the subject of the new film, “A Grand Journey.” Karissa Akin and Amon Parker of the local production outfit Apres Visuals produced and directed it. The film has its world premiere Thursday at Center for the Arts as part of the Women’s Adventure Film Tour. Eight films will screen. The common thread they share? Listen for more:

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About Robyn Vincent

Robyn launched KHOL's news department. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Wyoming for the last decade and her work has aired on NPR stations throughout the West. When she's not sweating deadlines, Robyn sustains her nomadic heart by traveling the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow @TheNomadicHeart

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