The dramatic and compelling story of Canada’s most fascinating sports figures, forgotten until now.
No Limits tells the previously undisclosed tale of two of Canada’s most decorated alpine skiers of all time: Rhona and Rhoda Wurtele. Decades before extreme sports, identical twins Rhona and Rhoda Wurtele were unstoppable, inseparable trailblazers not only for skiers, but also for women and Canadian sports. Today, they’re carving new trails for seniors in sports.
This engrossing book not only details the twins’ accomplishments in downhill ski racing in the Laurentians then throughout North America but also the unique challenges they faced in the 1940s and 1950s. We learn that they were ski jumping at age 11 on Mount Royal, that during a -36 degree snowstorm Rhoda came first in the famed Taschereau race at Mont Tremblant, beating all other women and men by a full 24 seconds, and that in 1948 the twins made up the entire Canadian Olympic women's downhill ski team.
"...a loving tribute...profusely illustrated..liberally sprinkled with sidebars and anecdotes about Canadian amateur sport, and the place of women in it throughout the years." - Montreal Gazette
"Rempel's account of the twins' charmed lives and their impact on Canadian ski history is definitely a must-read in front of the fire this season." - Canadian Ski Magazine
$40 including taxes. Add $5.00 for shipping within Canada for a total of $45.00.
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