THE EDGE RADIO is for anyone who has ever wanted to push their limits. Whether it’s kayaking waterfalls or skiing double black diamonds, action sports athletes live life on the edge. Every week I will interview guests that are working the edge. From the motivations and rewards to managing risk and building judgment, I will explore the benefits and risks of getting out on the edge. Tune in to The Edge, Wednesdays at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel.
Kim Kircher is a professional ski patroller and author. She has logged over 600 hours of explosives control, earning not only her avalanche blaster's card, but also a heli-blaster endorsement, allowing her to fly over the slopes in a helicopter and drop bombs from the open cockpit, while uttering the fabulously thrilling words "bombs away" into the mic.
Her memoir, THE NEXT 15 MINUTES, takes the lessons she learned on the slopes as an EMT and applies them to her husband's battle with bile duct cancer and subsequent liver transplant. Her articles have appeared in Women's Adventure, The Ski Journal and Powder Online. She is currently at work on a book about risk and reward in action sports.
Her awards include the National Ski Patrol's Purple Merit Star for saving a life and the Green Merit Star for saving a life in arduous conditions. Her memoir received the book award from the North American Ski Journalists Association.