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The Edge of Never: A Skier's Story of Life, Death and Dreams in the World's Most Dangerous Mountains

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In the world of big-mountain skiing, Trevor Petersen was a legend. Appearing in countless films, magazines and photo shoots, his ponytail flying behind him, he was the very embodiment of the freewheeling spirit of extreme skiing in the 1980s and early 90s.

Then it all came to an end. On February 26, 1996, while skiing in Chamonix, France – the so-called Death Sport Capital of the World – an avalanche swept Trevor away. His body was found sitting up in the snow as if gazing at the mountains he loved.

Nearly a decade later, Trevors fifteen-year-old son, Kye Petersen, a rising star in his own right, traveled to Chamonix to ski the run that took his fathers life and, with the aid of some of the worlds greatest ski mountaineers, to become a member of skiings big-mountain tribe.

There to chronicle Kyes story was William A. Kerig, a filmmaker with a dream of his own – to create a film about the soul of big-mountain skiing and the band of mountaineers who ski the steepest, wildest, most dangerous terrain in the world.

In The Edge of Never, Kerig gives us not only a ripping adventure tale about a young man coming of age but a frank and subtle portrait of the extreme skiers who "live big" in the face of death and risk everything to experience the fullness of life in the mountains.

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Capturing the romance and risk of extreme big-mountain skiing, this nonfiction adventure follows 15-year-old Kye Peterson as he attempts to conquer the same mountain in Chamonix, France—known as "the death sport capital of the world"—that claimed the life of his father more than a decade earlier. Aided by some of the greatest ski mountaineers of the day, and followed by a documentary filmmaker and ski enthusiast, this book tells a story of surviving against nature, overcoming mental and physical challenges, and coming of age in a world of extreme adventure.

About the Author

William A. Kerig has been a professional skier for 10 years and has contributed to Men's Health, Men's Journal, Powder magazine, Skiing magazine, and Snow Country. He created and coproduced Steep, a feature documentary about big-mountain skiing; has hosted and produced television pieces for ESPN, Fox Sports, and the Weather Channel; and is the author of The Snowboarder's Guide to Life and Utah Underground. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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ISBN:
9780965633840
Author:
Kerig, William A
Publisher:
Stone Creek Publications
Author:
Kerig, William A.
Subject:
Skiing
Subject:
Skiing - General
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Skis and skiing
Subject:
Skiers
Subject:
Skis and skiing - France - Chamonix-Mont-
Subject:
Petersen, Kye
Subject:
Biography-Sports
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.52 in 0.95 lb

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Capturing the romance and risk of extreme big-mountain skiing, this nonfiction adventure follows 15-year-old Kye Peterson as he attempts to conquer the same mountain in Chamonix, France—known as "the death sport capital of the world"—that claimed the life of his father more than a decade earlier. Aided by some of the greatest ski mountaineers of the day, and followed by a documentary filmmaker and ski enthusiast, this book tells a story of surviving against nature, overcoming mental and physical challenges, and coming of age in a world of extreme adventure.
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