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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

In the documentary about the boy (David Coombs) who wants to ski the line, Couloir Polichinelle, at LeGrave thatDoug Coombs died skiing, there is a scene where Glenn is teaching him the windshield wiper turn, the ultimate control turn for steeps, an old school turn, but still the most important tool in the box in certain situations, like skiing that couloir. speaking of Glenn as a teacher; he rules.



Pretty sure you are talking about The Edge of Never,and the kid is Kye Petersen ( 15 years old at the time of the film, son of Trevor. Petersen, who was killed in an avy in Chamonix.   Doug Cooms does appear briefly at the top of the tram.  Be glad to share my copy if you haven't seen it.

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Pretty sure you are talking about The Edge of Never,and the kid is Kye Petersen ( 15 years old at the time of the film, son of Trevor. Petersen, who was killed in an avy in Chamonix.   Doug Cooms does appear briefly at the top of the tram.  Be glad to share my copy if you haven't seen it.


Yeah that's what I thought... the line was "Exit Couloir" at Chamonix.

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Thanks for the correction. That is certainly the story. very complicated situation for a young man. Kye was well into his own career at the time? I don't know how a person deals with skiing when it is both the passion of your life and the tragedy of your life. complicated for sure. What was the linkage between the terrain and the avalanche in causing Trevor's death? I have a place on the mountain that I have had to work back into this year, trying to get the fear associated with the place to leave my mind, as it was once a favorite line.

 

I have to see that film. thanks for the offer. I'm in Nor Cal so the mechanics may be more than I can ask, unless someone is hangin' at Squaw this spring.

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It's tough to lose a father to skiing and feel the drive to grow up to be a great skier like your father.  Kyle Peterson is one who will face this as is Doug Coombs son.  I had the fortune to ski with a ripping 9 yo this season whose father was killed in a skiing accident.  I kept wanting to reel him in a bit as he seemed driven to follow in his fathers footsteps as a well known big line skier.  I couldn't bring myself to flat out say "remember what happened to your Dad?", but I am a little worried for this kid as he gets older and pushes into really big and dangerous lines.  Hopefully my influence and that of others who will coach him as he improves will help him stay safe.  He is loaded with talent and drive.  I hope he will become wise before pushing too hard.

post #155 of 155
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You help your kid develop a sense of balance for all things in life, skiing and studying for example, and a respect of nature, rejecting romanticism toward danger and a false sense of immortality. And the whole thing needs some luck, like narrowly escaping tragedy and taking stock from that experience. I've brought my son into skiing knowing there is danger involved. He's had his brush with an avalanche, as have I, and I hope we are wiser for it and ready for decades of awesome skiing.

 

If a skier thinks only "extreme" skiing has value, it will be difficult to ski in good health for a lifetime, IMO.

 

An interesting question from TPJ's post: what is a great skier? We have many at Squaw, IMO, and they are mostly not known to anyone outside our small community.


Edited by davluri - 4/18/11 at 8:50am
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