Capturing the romance and risk of extreme big-mountain skiing, this non-fiction 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.
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." Helives in Salt Lake City, Utah."