Glen Plake decides itâ€™s time for Trevorâ€™s 15-year-old son, Kye, to ski the route that killed his father and join the tribe of big-mountain skiers. In this thrilling film, three generations of skiers mentor Kye as he attempts to finish his fatherâ€™s final run. A ripping adventure tale of a young man coming of age, The Edge of Never is also a rich and subtle portrait of men and women who live big in the face of their greatest fears.
The documentary correlates strongly with subjects discussed on this forum regarding risk, inexperience, tradegy and mentoring -- all in the shadows of great loss. Glen Plake sums it up nicely:
You have to be in the rhythm of the mountains. Sometimes you can go across here and nothing would happen; other times this would be the craziest place to ever go. You have to decide, does the mountain want you there right now or not?
Stunning mountain/ski footage shot in HD. This is a good uplifting movie and a reminder of the extra risks we all take on in the pursuit of excitement/challenge. Kye skis roped in a good part of the movie, which features intense slopes with tons of exposure and alpine ice conditions. This is a great reminder and a nice tribute/memorial. Itâ€™s also another reason to declare Glen Plake as crazy, but in a good way;) Check it out.