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Tracking the wild Coomba : the life of legendary skier Doug Coombs

Author: Robert Cocuzzo
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Arguably the greatest adventure skier to ever live, Doug Coombs pioneered hundreds of first descents down the biggest, steepest, most dangerous mountains in the world. He graced magazine covers, wowed moviegoers, became the face of top ski companies, and ascended as the king of big mountain extreme skiing. His place at the top was confirmed in 1991 when he won the very first World Extreme Ski Championships in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Doug Coombs; Doug Coombs
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cocuzzo
ISBN: 9781680510447 1680510444
OCLC Number: 944304336
Description: 254 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Author's note --
Introduction --
A lifetime of lines --
Breaking trail --
First tracks --
Tuckerman Ravine --
Fall line --
I'm going to Jackson --
Ridge hippy romance --
Taking off --
Guns, drugs, and first decents --
Getting schooled --
Valdex Heli-ski guides --
The last frontier --
The protégé --
Chamofied --
Swift, silent, deep --
Dr. No. --
Stepping into La Grave --
Back to the roots --
Buried alive --
Fear --
The pin --
The expat --
The protégé returns --
The outlier --
The rising sun --
Man made legend --
Blackbirds --
Epilogue: the legacy.
Responsibility: Robert Cocuzzo.

Abstract:

"Arguably the greatest adventure skier to ever live, Doug Coombs pioneered hundreds of first descents down the biggest, steepest, most dangerous mountains in the world. He graced magazine covers, wowed moviegoers, became the face of top ski companies, and ascended as the king of big mountain extreme skiing. His place at the top was confirmed in 1991 when he won the very first World Extreme Ski Championships in Valdez, Alaska. Yet perhaps Coombs's greatest legacy was as a guide, leading people on wild adventures and giving them the best days of their lives."--

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