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November 05, 2008

The Edge of Never

More shwag--The Edge of Never:

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.

I am 40 pages in and just got the book two days ago. I am really enjoying it and the prologue alone had me hooked.

I got yelled at by my wife for reading while the kids were trying to get ready for bed last night. “It must be nice that one of us has time to read.” I ignored her because I was too busy reading.

Posted by Justin at November 5, 2008 12:20 PM

Comments

Justin,
Glad you are enjoying my book. Please feel free to ping me with comments, questions, etc.

Also, check out the site and the short movie teaser @ www.theedgeofnever.com.

Also, there's a facebook fan page where I've been answering questions.

Cheers,
Bill

Posted by: Bill Kerig at November 5, 2008 01:22 PM