"Opportunities can change a life", says part-time philosopher Philippe Meier. Philippe, or just Phil, spent his early life working in a financial institution in Geneva – a world away from the slopes. But Phil’s life changed for the better, when he was offered a contract to freeski professionally. Without a moment’s hesitation, he signed on the dotted line - but when his request for more time out from work was refused, Phil quit the rat race. Life was now about skiing, remote mountains, backflips over 10-metre high cliffs, and calculated risks.
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