Author: Compiled by Ingrid Christophersen, MBE
About the book:
To Heaven's Heights is an eclectic collection of ski stories from world famous authors from Leni Riefenstahl to Garrison Keiller, by way of Ian Fleming and Bill Bryson. Spanning one thousand years and with contributions from well over a hundred authors, the anthology celebrates skiing as a means of transport, communication, hunting, exploring, and latterly as an Olympic sport and a leisure activity enjoyed by millions around the globe. With writings of accidents and avalanches, magic and mystery, these stories are for children and grown-ups, ski racers and armchair athletes. Proceeds from the book will go to Snow Camp, the UK's National Snowsports charity, giving young inner-city children the opportunity to experience the mountains and in many cases turn their lives around.
About the author:
Ingrid has been involved in skiing since growing up as a small girl in Norway. She subsequently skied for the British team and trained the British Army. She has represented Britain on four International Ski Federation committees and is an honorary member of its Ladies' Committee. She was an international Technical Delegate in Alpine, Cross Country and Speed skiing, and oversaw ski races all over Europe. In 2007 she was awarded an MBE for her services to skiing. In the words of Sir John Ritblat, President of GB Snowsport: 'Ingrid is truly the eminence grise of skiing competition.' She speaks four languages and has translated, to great acclaim, several books from Norwegian to English.