Friday Flick: Tempting Fear

“I’ll never forget the feeling of my neck breaking…fear and doubt follow me the whole way, but I wasn’t going to let them win.” So narrates Swedish extreme skier Andreas Fransson in the shocking and revelatory film Tempting Fear, as he re-lives his near-fatal 2010 accident in the French Alps. As he tackles the most dangerous ski-mountaineering on earth – in Alaska, the Alps, and elsewhere – Fransson’s eloquent narration reaches a depth rarely encountered in ski films. He confronts the big ideas: mortality, courage, friendship, tragedy, and the meaning of a life lived in mountainous death zones.