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Follow 2 Legends’ Return to Skiing After Spinal Cord Injuries: ‘Full Circle’

The new ski film, 'Full Circle,' follows the parallel stories of two iconic skiers who lost the use of their legs — and how they persevered to get back into skiing.

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In 1968, Barry Corbet — the famous skier and mountaineer, whose name would eventually adorn an iconic couloir at Jackson Hole — broke his spine in a helicopter crash. Forty-six years later, in 2014, Trevor Kennison was skiing in the backcountry near Vail, Colo. He hit a 40-foot jump, turned sideways in the air, and fell directly on his back, also breaking his spine.

Both men were paralyzed from the waist down, but neither one gave up on the sport they loved. In fact, both of them rose to become leaders and role models in the disability community.

Full Circle is a new ski film, premiering on Oct. 20, following the parallel stories of Corbet and Kennison. It’s a story of redemption and perseverance. Both men refused to let their condition hinder their passion for skiing. This new film explores the challenges behind their stories and celebrates the growth that came out of their tragedies.

The Full Circle trailer dropped on Oct. 2 on the Abramorama YouTube channel. GoPro also shared it on its YouTube channel on Sept. 29 — the first time ever that the media company has shared third-party content. The Full Circle ski film has already won numerous awards, including the Audience Award at the 2023 Breck Film Festival, and it was one of the Official Selection titles at the 2023 Telluride Mountainfilm.

Starting on Oct. 20 in Manhattan, N.Y., Full Circle will be touring across the U.S. Kennison will host Q&A sessions following the shows. Check out the film’s website for more info and to get tickets for a premiere near you.

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