The Edge of Never (Paperback)
A Skier's Story of Life, Death and Dreams in the World's Most Dangerous Mountains
Stone Creek Publications, 9780965633840, 254pp.
Publication Date: November 7, 2008
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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, Trevor's fifteen-year-old son, Kye Petersen, a rising star in his own right, traveled to Chamonix to ski the run that took his father's life and, with the aid of some of the world's greatest ski mountaineers, to become a member of skiing's big-mountain tribe.
There to chronicle Kye's 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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Praise For The Edge of Never: A Skier's Story of Life, Death and Dreams in the World's Most Dangerous Mountains…
"[A] raging good read. The Edge of Never takes the reader beyond mountains, beyond snow and ice and danger, and into the heart of family." Wasatch Journal
"A great exploration of the tragic and unforgiving nature of life in the mountains and its beautiful and sometimes irresistible allure." Derek Taylor, editor, Powder magazine
"What Into Thin Air is to mountain climbing, Kerig's The Edge of Never is to skiing." Keith Carlsen, former editor, Powder magazine
"A gripping tale of fathers, sons, and the mountains that call to them." Marc Peruzzi, former editor-in-chief, Skiing magazine
"An insider's look at a tribe of devotedsome would say fanaticalskiers in the mountains that are their lifeblood (and all too often the cause of their death)." Peter Shelton, author, Climb to Conquer