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 epicenter 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 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.
"This just might be the first ski movie that will make you cry. Just when you thought you’d never hear a trustworthy voice over in this genre, Salomon Freeski TV and Andreas Fransson prove it is possible. Andreas Fransson is a true philosopher, and his reflections will keep you in a hypnotic space from the beginning to the end. Don’t just click play on this one. Get space, turn up the volume, fill the screen and be prepared, it just might be the best ski movie you’ve seen."Christian Nerdrum / Fri Flyt magazine
"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 magazine
"A gripping point of view from one of skiing's most curious and talentedcharacters. With footage from never-seen-before vantages, you'll bite yournails 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