/ The Crash Reel - must see TV
It's only just been premiered and is winning awards at various film festivals (and might be being shown at Kendal?) but it certainly raised some interesting questions about adventure sports. It's one of the best things I've seen in years and, like the Senna film, you won't need to be interested in the sport to appreciate the film.
If you've got Sky I can't recommend it highly enough - it's on Sky Atlantic Channel a few more times this week.
I couldn't agree more.
I wasnt sure what to expect but what I watched was moving and considered. As you say, it raised interesting questions about some adventure sports.
My 16 yr old goes down to Cairngorm every winter week to do freestyle skiing and tries to emulate his idols doing backflips etc leaving his mother and I with knotted guts at home.
But what an amazing young man Kevin Pearce is and what an incredibly close and supportive family he has.
Yep - watched this last night - pretty amazing. Its extremely moving around the time when he begins to want to come back to competitive snow boarding - the wrench between the pain his family has been through versus his need to feel the adrenalin again is heart wrencing and something most climbers will have some empathy with - on all sides.
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