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Amputee Skier Shreds Expectations

Adaptive skier Vasu Sojitra lost his right leg when he was nine months old to a blood infection, but that hasn't stopped him from fearlessly venturing into the backcountry to summit peaks completely unassisted. "I do what I love, and I'm going to keep doing it no matter what," he says. T-Bar Film's Out on a Limb profiles this remarkable self-taught athlete's ability to adapt and overcome life's obstacles.

Watch an interview with Vasu Sojitra.

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