At the Free Heel Life Cup finals (a telemark skiing big mountain competition) Soren chose a difficult yet skiable line, featuring a double cliff air near the bottom. Soren’s run was going great until it came to the double cliff. He went off the first cliff a little too fast and a little backseat. He missed the landing, which was the takeoff to the second cliff and bounced on his butt off the rocks and slid down.
Soren suffered a burst fracture at his L1 vertebra and had corrective surgery where they fused his T11 and T12 vertebrae. Soren is currently paralyzed from the waist down.
“It’s not about how far you fall, it’s about how fast you get up.“