The premiere was this past Saturday. We’ve been out trying to imitate Teton skiers for the past couple of days so just got back to blogging (more later about our Tetons imitation trip). Polly McLean was at the premier and sends the following mini-review:
Hey Lou, I Don’t have time this morning to write a full review for “Steep” but here is a short summary. It was excellent!! Your voice is the first we hear as the movie starts off with describing Bill Briggs’ descent of the Grand. The movie talks about the significance of Briggs’ famous first descent as well as the importance of Chamonix, The Blizzard of Ahhhs movie and eventually Valdez. There is some incredible footage with interviews and skiing by Doug Coombs as well as Shane McConkey, Chris Davenport, Ingrid Backstrom, Glen Plake, and of course, Andrew McLean, as well as many others. They did a fantastic job of showing vintage footage and giving the history of â€œextremeâ€? and big mountain skiing while keeping you riveted in your seat. Lets all hope that Steep gets picked up for wide distribution so that skiers and non-skiers alike will enjoy this great film. Polly
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.