Sport: Going to Extremes

“I think we’re going to ski that,” I say jokingly to my neighbor in the Eurocopter AS350 AStar. To our left, an absurdly vertiginous slope drops like a waterfall, one of countless death-defying descents in Alaska’s Tordrillo Moun­tains. But our pilot appears to be climbing to the top of this particular behemoth, and when we settle […]