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Tracking the Wild Coomba: The Life of Legendary Skier Doug Coombs Doug Coombs had a huge impact on my life much of my overall approach to mountains comes from his example I am so grateful that, thanks to author Rob Cocuzzo, I now have the complete story of what influenced one of my biggest heroesJeremy Jones, snowboarding legendIn the s, I was lucky enough to be part of the Bozeman gang of ex ski racers in one of the crucibles of the American steep skiing scene Robert Cocuzzo accurately captures the amazing Doug and Emily Coombs that I knew then and the myriad of Coombs ski storiesBruce Tremper, avalanche expert and author of Staying Alive in Avalanche TerrainDoug Coombs was an inspiration to me and so many others on and off the mountain Now, here is an insightful look at the life of a legend Jimmy Chin, climber photographer A thrilling biography of renowned extreme skiing pioneer Doug Coombs Arguably the greatest extreme skier to ever live, Doug Coombs pioneered hundreds of first descents down the biggest, steepest, most dangerous mountains in the world from the Grand Teton Otter Body in Jackson Hole, to Mount Vinson, the highest point in Antarctica, to far flung drops such as Wyatt Peak in Kyrgyzstan 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 inwhen he won the very first World Extreme Ski Competition in Valdez, Alaska Now, his story is told for the first time in Robert Cocuzzo s Tracking the Wild Coomba From the slopes of his childhood in New England to the steep chutes of his early career in Montana and Wyoming to the deep, avalanche prone powder of his guiding years in Alaska and, ultimately, to the terrifying terrain of the French Alps, Coombs s greatness was in how he skied What most people didn t know was that Coombs skied so perfectly in part because he had no other choice at the age ofhe crashed off a jump in New Hampshire and broke his neck Doctors said it was a miracle he wasn t paralyzed, and that another bad fall could kill him Many believe it was this second chance that inspired the extraordinary life he led until his tragic death in , the result of an attempted rescue of a fellow skier


About the Author: Robert Cocuzzo

Robert Cocuzzo is a writer and editor After studying English and history at the College of the Holy Cross and the University of St Andrews, Cocuzzo became a US Coast Guard certified charter boat captain and guided clients on the open Atlantic He began his writing career during a winter long backpacking trip in Patagonia Shortly after returning, Cocuzzo became the editor of N Magazine, a lifestyle publication based on Nantucket Island He now writes for a number of other publications and splits his time between Nantucket, Boston, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire



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