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A Female Alpinist on Why Cancer Made Her Climb Better Than Ever

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Patience is a short film from Light Shed Pictures that profiles no-nonsense alpinist Emily Ward, who has experienced a slew of injuries and illness. Diagnosed with breast cancer in her early twenties, Ward refused to allow her surgeries and treatments to keep her from climbing. Instead, she trained harder, determined to be a better climber than before the diagnosis. While Ward is still in and out of the hospital, she constantly sets her sights on new climbing projects. This film was commissioned by the British Mountaineering Council's BMC TV. You can follow Light Shed Pictures on Facebook here and on Instagram here.