FWT: The Fear

When watching highlight edits from the Freeride World Tour, you could easily be quite oblivious to the emotions that skiers are contending with. On the surface you see riders focussed on putting down a solid run, stomping massive spins off cliff drops, backflipping into avalanches, seemingly unfazed by the hostile environment in which they’re surrounded by. Dig a little deeper though and fear is a huge factor for the members of the Freeride World Tour, which this edit clearly depicts.  Ramping up the fear factor recently was the Bec des Rosses, which the riders encountered in the FWT13 Verbier final. This is where the dilema between a rider’s inbuilt fear versus their own inbuilt competitiveness and drive to push themselves really enters into a battle. It seems competitiveness wins the day more often than not, which makes you wonder how far riders will really go in the name of their career?


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