Where have all the real ski bums gone? The old school spirit is revived by Wayne Sheldrake in this memoir of his time as a wide-eyed and occasionally reckless adventurer. He consistently throws himself into big storms and tackles the terrain most of us avoid. But this isn’t just about a guy with guts. It’s more about the epiphanies that come by taking chances and throwing yourself into the great unknown. Read it, and you’ll definitely feel like a jackass for sticking so close to your desk job. waynesheldrake.com
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