Andreas Fransson is one of today's most prominent extreme skiers, taking the sport of ski mountaineering to the next level. With a solo first descent of the South Face of Denali in spring 2011, Andreas has burst onto the scene in a major way. His harrowing descents from Chamonix to Patagonia to Norway and all across Europe have shown that his limits lie beyond the norm, and his capabilities in the mountains are nearly unrivaled. Andreas is a well spoken, thoughtful and articulate person who takes calculated risks and will surely pioneer new terrain across the world for many years to come.

"Mountain wind over shady peaks, cold snow creating warmth within. Many dreams, many ways but life still comes down to this."