Canada, 26 minutes, 2012
Directed by Mike Douglas
Ski Night 2
Saturday February 16th, 7:30pm
RIO Theatre (N.B. 19+ adults only!) MAP
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Andreas Fransson has been called the boldest extreme skier in a generation. Over the past 3 years he’s logged first descents in a half-dozen countries, battled back to life from an accident that nearly killed him, and become the most talked about skier in the epicenter of all things extreme – Chamonix, France.
What makes Andreas most intriguing, however, are his thoughtful musings on meaning from a life on the edge - a willingness to enter mental spaces that few have ever experienced. In Tempting Fear Sweden’s soft-spoken Adventurer of the Year explores a place in which fear overwhelms all emotions, playing both friend and enemy in a pas de deux where death lies just one misstep away.
Director, Mike Douglas
Mike Douglas, aka the Godfather of freesking, has impacted the sport like nobody else. Douglas grew up skiing moguls and was a member of the New Canadian Air Force. He is credited with helping to create the first ever twin tip ski, which eventually became the Salomon 1080. Today you'll find Mike creating the massively popular web series Salomon Freeski TV with his company Switchback Entertainment.