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Climbing With Brain Cancer: Extreme Sports Legend Trevor Ponting

After having been diagnosed with brain cancer last year, its been climbing that has allowed legendary skateboarder Trevor Ponting, of New Zealand, to push the limits of his body and mind in the ways he needs to.

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If you know anything about the skate and snowboard scene in New Zealand in the 80s and 90s you’ll have heard of Trevor Ponting. Trevor grew up skating on New Zealand’s South Island, and when Snowboarding was introduced in New Zealand, Trevor made a career for himself as a freestyle snowboarder, pioneering the sport in the country.

These days Trevor lives in Niseko, Japan, and after having been diagnosed with brain cancer last year, it’s been climbing that allowed him to use his body and mind in the way that a man that has spent his life pushing his limits needs to.