Salomon Freeski TV: Episode 7 – Tempting Fear

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 2, 2013 4:43 pm

Salomon Freeski TV is starting the New Year off huge with an epic short film detailing the life and exploits of Andreas Fransson. 

Directed by professional skier Mike Douglas, “Tempting Fear” has been met with critical acclaim throughout the action sport industry, earning awards for  ”Best Action Film” at the Adventure Film Festival 2012, and ”Best Story” at X-Dance 2013.

The piece begins with a depiction of Fransson's 2010 accident on the Y Couloir on the Aiguille Verte near Chamonix. While rappellin

g though a cliff section, Andreas was knocked off his safety rope by a sudden avalanche, sending the helpless adventurer tumbling down over 400 meters of mountainous terrain. Despite breaking a number of bones in his upper-body, Fransson managed to recover and continue his pursuit of ski mountaineering and first descents.

Follow along with Fransson as he travels to the world's most dangerous mountain ranges, chronicling his thoughts and reflecting on the mentality involved in his adventurous lifestyle.