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Eric Blehm -- "The Darkest White"

Eric Blehm will speak about and sign his new book, The Darkest White: A Mountain Legend and the Avalanche That Took Him, on Monday, February 26th at 6:30pm, at Boulder Bookstore. Tickets for this event are $5 (plus a small processing fee) and are available on Eventbrite HERE or by clicking the button below.

About the Book:
On January 20, 2003, a thunderous crack rang out and a 100-foot-wide tide of snow barreled down the Northern Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. More than a dozen skiers and snowboarders were thrust down the mountain, buried beneath several tons of rock-hard snow and ice in the Durrand Glacier Avalanche. A heroic search and rescue ensued. Among those buried was Craig Kelly—“the Michael Jordan of snowboarding”—a man who had propelled the sport into the mainstream before walking away from competitions, to rekindle his passion in the untamed alpine wilds of North America

The Darkest White is the story of Craig Kelly’s life, a heartbreaking but extraordinary and inspiring odyssey of a latchkey kid whose athletic prowess and innovations would revolutionize winter sports, take him around the globe, and push him into ever more extreme environments that would ultimately take his life. It is also a definitive, immersive account of snowboarding and the cultural movement that exploded around it, growing the sport from minor Gen X cult hobby to Olympic centerpiece and a billion-dollar business full of feuds and rivalries. Finally, The Darkest White is a mesmerizing, cautionary portrait of the mountains, of the allure and the glory they offer, and of the avalanches they unleash with unforgiving fury.


IMPORTANT TICKETING AND EVENT INFORMATION

*Tickets are $5 (plus a small processing fee).

*A coupon good for $5 off a copy of The Darkest White, or a purchase on the day of the event is included with your ticket. You will receive this coupon at the event.

*Please note: our events are held on the second floor. To request a reasonable accommodation or discuss your needs, contact BBSVirtualevents@gmail.com.

*After purchasing your tickets, send an email to bbsvirtualevents@gmail.com if you're a Readers Guild member and you'd like to reserve a seat at this event. Seats must be reserved before 5pm on the day of the event.

Eric Blehm

 

Event date: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
1107 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
The Darkest White: A Mountain Legend and the Avalanche That Took Him By Eric Blehm Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780062971401
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on the title to see details.
Published: Harper - February 27th, 2024

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