Who is this person?
Quinn’s a handstand junkie, tequila aficionado and inspiring Estes Park local who suffered a severe spine injury in October that’s left her paralyzed from the waist down.
After traveling the world pushing the limits of technical free climbing for years, and saving dozens of lives in the back country as a climbing ranger in RMNP, her life path has a different direction.
When Quinn’s not traveling, inspiring or saving lives, she teaches others how to save lives as a Wilderness First Responder instructor, and has helped raise money for adaptive sports and environmental nonprofits nationwide.
What this is
Handstands for Quinn is an incredible benefit evening of films, food, drinks and prizes, with all the proceeds going directly Quinn to help her recover from a recent spine injury that’s left her paralyzed. It’s been put together by Quinn’s friends in Estes Park, with the generous help and support of the REEL ROCK film crew, The Access Fund, and countless other industry and community supporters.
REEL ROCK Film
This is Estes Park’s premiere of the REEL ROCK film festival, now in it’s 12th season. 4 films about inspiring athletes pushing their limits.
Handstands for Quinn will take place at the Ridgeline Hotel, 101 S St Vrain, Estes Park.
Jan 13, 2018
This is a belated birthday present to Quinn — it comes a wee bit late but hopefully it’ll be bigger than we can possibly imagine.
Your ticket price will include raffle tickets to win some of the amazing items donated by friends throughout the outdoor industry.
Numerous large ticket items — art, cliff camping adventures, bikes, skis, and more — will be part of a silent auction held that night.
Food and Drink
Come and eat and drink! We have catered appetizers and at least 10 kegs from breweries all over Colorado, all generously donated.
(Hand)Stand in Solidarity
Show support for Quinn. Get inspired by the best outdoor films on the planet.
Why this matters
Quinn took a 100 foot fall half way up El Capitan on October 11 and landed on a ledge. She broke 4 ribs, shattered her scapula, and suffered a burst fracture of her T12 vertebrae. As a result, she’s now paralyzed for the waist down.
This event is a 100% volunteer effort and each cent raised goes straight to her — for rescue costs, for retrofitting her car and house, etc — as she recovers from this life-changing accident and begins anew.