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Edging the Xtreme on Boston.com/egan

Follow Dan @ www.boston.com/egan

Follow Dan @ www.boston.com/egan

This new blog can be found at www.boston.com/sports or www.boston.com/egan

Edging The Xtreme with Dan Egan focuses on the hip and happenings of the extreme sports world, with exclusive interviews with regional, national and international athletes in the world of skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, surfing and so much more.
There is the blog, audio reports on Radio BC and live call in reports every friday afternoon with DJ Adam 12.  Download the player and tune in anywhere around the world.

More About Dan Egan

Dan Egan thrives on action and has been at the forefront of the extreme sports scene since the mid 1980s. As a pro athlete, Egan pioneered extreme skiing and the extreme sports industry. He has led adventure trips around the world from the Alps to the Arctic. His company skiclinics.com runs camps and clinics across North America, Europe and South America. Dan Egan is a writer, world- renowned extreme skiing pioneer and an award-winning and Emmy nominated media producer.

 

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Dan resides in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and is available for private clinics throughout the world, and in New England . Dan welcomes teenagers and adults, either as individuals or groups. www.deganmedia.com, www.skiclinics.com, www.boston.com/egan

4 Responses to “Edging the Xtreme on Boston.com/egan”

  1. On February 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm Dan responded with... #

    Awesome to be on boston.com, follow me each week for two new blog post, radio reports on the action sports world and live reports on Friday’s with my buddy Adam 12.

  2. On February 8, 2013 at 10:36 pm Dan responded with... #

    Articles on X Games, Athletes and Events….www.Boston.com/Egan

  3. On November 10, 2013 at 3:14 am Howard Wiseman responded with... #

    Comment on Shane MConkey

    The losses in recent years have been staggering, Doug, Alex, Shane, literally dozens of others, almost all young, brilliant athletes/mountaineers/skiers/boarders, leaving behind grieving spouses, children, lovers, parents. I personally find no comfort in the “he died doing what he loved” treacle.

    Yes, it takes my breath away to watch the video of Shane conquering an impossible line, so far exceeding my minor skills, and yet it is an increasingly guilty pleasure; as if I shouldn’t encourage reckless self-centered risk-taking by watching. The sheer audacity and courage involved in the undertaking makes it impossible for me to stop looking on in amazement. But I think we need a new context for observing and experiencing extreme endeavor, because the dance between voyeurism and exhibitionism has turned far too deadly.

    Extraordinary individuals will accomplish extraordinary things and accept extraordinary risks. Shane and others before and after him expand the sphere of human possibility and create the hope in all of us of what we might become. The sport risks turning into a death cult, however, as money and hubris literally drive our best and brightest over the limit, over the edge. And it is fair to ask whether the insatiable drive for steeper, higher, narrower, sicker terrain expands human potential, or instead represents a morbid fascination with oblivion and the void.
    I don’t write this in any way as a critique or judgment of Shane or anyone else. A massive talent has been extinguished and a man has been lost to his family and friends forever. I am truly saddened and I extend sincere condolences to the heartbroken. Mostly, I am trying to get a grasp on my responsibility as part of the vicarious thrill-seeking audience for extreme footage and perhaps to reach a personal understanding that there are limits of human capacity, and once those limits are reached, the rest should be left to the gods.

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