Scot Schmidt Avalanche Interview: “I Got My Ass Handed to Me By a Massive Avalanche”

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“I didn’t know anything about big mountains. I basically got my ass handed to me by a massive slide and I was lucky to have walked away from it.  That experience alone put me on a whole different path.  If I hadn’t have had that experience I wouldn’t have been as cautious and as intuitive and as conscious.” – Scot Schmidt

Robb Gaffney interviews Scot Schmidt about an avalanche that Scot was in when Scot was in his twenties in the Swiss Alps.

Scot Schmidt is one of the best skiers of all time and he never got hurt skiing.  Nuts.  It’s worth following his example to see how he interprets this avalanche experience.

Robb Gaffney has begun an organization called “Sportgevity.”  Here is what they are all about:

At we believe in athletic progression as well as the beauty of having a lifelong experience in the sports and activities we love. Athletic careers can span decades if approached the right way. We believe that experiencing our sports from the different perspectives across those decades creates a rich sense of fulfillment that is worth shooting for. is committed to helping people achieve this goal. We will march forward using all avenues possible to help create a cultural shift towards longevity and sustainability in sports. Our mission is to stimulate grass roots discussions and academic research to help us all tease out factors that contribute to or detract from longevity in sports. We partner with legendary athletes, experts in various fields, researchers, physicians, and companies who believe in our vision. We use all forms of media to project our findings to a worldwide audience so that today’s athletes as well as those who are yet to be born, will benefit from long healthy athletic career.Sportgevity

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