Andreas Fransson has been called the boldest extreme skier in a generation.
Over the past 3 years he’s logged first descents in a half-dozen countries, battled back to life from an accident that nearly killed him, and become the most talked about skier in the epicentre of all things extreme – Chamonix, France.
What makes Andreas most intriguing, however, are his thoughtful musings on meaning from a life on the edge - a willingness to enter mental spaces that few have ever experienced.
In Tempting Fear by Switchback Entertainment, Sweden’s soft-spoken Adventurer of the Year explores a place in which fear overwhelms all emotions, playing both friend and enemy in a pas de deux where death lies just one misstep away.
‘A gripping story told with authenticity.’ – Matt Harvey, Freeskier Magazine
‘Andreas Fransson is truly a mountain character, and the new film Tempting Fear captures his psyche and motivation in a way that is compelling, beautiful, and leaves you wanting more.’ – Megan Michelson, ESPN.com Freeskiing Editor
‘The story of how Andreas Fransson went from nearly losing his life in an avalanche to sending some of the most extreme ski descents of the past few years is truly inspiring. But what truly sets Tempting Fear apart is how the story is told through Andreas's philosophical, almost poetic blog posts. What emerges is the portrait of a skier who goes to the mountains in search of a lot more than just deep powder and steep lines.’ – Trey Cook, EPIC TV
‘Risk vs. reward, fear and adventure, life or death, why/why not? Tempting Fear's Andreas Fransson navigates his own introspection as nimbly as the bold mountain lines he skis.’ – Feet Banks, Mountain Life
‘A gripping point of view from one of skiing's most curious and talented characters. With footage from never-seen-before vantages, you'll bite your nails unnoticed. What pushes someone to life's edge? Fransson details his existential and intimate musings, giving a glimpse into a mind most do not and cannot understand.’ – John Stifter, Powder Magazine