Already an Everest record-holder, the 29-year-old climbing great shares what it takes to reach the top
For years, giving 90 percent was good enough. But with poor visibility and a course in rough condition, a fitness program thrown off by recent illness, and the pressure to beat Tina Maze, who is having the best season ever recorded, Vonn just couldn't pull it off this time. But that wasn't going to stop her from trying.
With more than 57 World Cup wins and four overall titles, Lindsey Vonn has already established herself as the greatest women’s ski racer in history. Too bad they won’t let her take on the boys.
Meet Vernon Davis. He is your new hero.
To find out more about photographer Michael Hanson's inspiration and work process, read his interview with Amy Silverman, Outside's photo director.