Langley-Adams Library (Groveland)

Tracking the wild Coomba, the life of legendary skier Doug Coombs, Robert Cocuzzo - trade paper

Summary
"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."--, Provided by publisher
Table Of 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
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
254 pages, color illustrations, 24 cm
Isbn
9781680510447

Library Locations

  • Langley-Adams Library (Groveland)

    185 Main Street, Groveland, MA, 01834, US
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