6 Below (DVD)
On February 6th, 2004 – 14 years ago - Eric, an expert snowboarder, set off for the top of Mammoth Mountain in California’s vast Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Wearing only a long sleeve shirt, a thin wool hat, the shells of his snowboarding pants and a light-weight jacket, with only four pieces of gum for food. Eric soon found himself chest-high in snow, plunging into the wilderness. By nightfall he knew he was in a fight for his life. Surviving eight days in sub-freezing temperatures, he would earn the name, ‘The Miracle Man’ by stunned National Guard Black Hawk Chopper rescuers.
Eric’s resounding triumph and full-circle story is touching the lives of many ordinary people, families, leaders, outdoor sport lovers and adventurers. The truth about Eric’s survival is that of adversity, change, hope, ingenuity, perseverance, spiritual restoration and ultimate survival.Based on his book, Crystal Clear, 6 Below: The miracle on the mountain is the true reflection of Eric’s memories of those eight gruelling, miraculous days. From an international sport ice hockey star to a lost snowboarder in a devastating battle against the elements, nature and an addiction to crystal meth, Eric was hit by “something he could not beat”. His story is one of perseverance, prayer and making the most of your second chance