Full Circle

The stories of viral sit-skier Trevor Kennison and alpinist Barry Corbet shape Full Circle, a documentary about the history of adaptive athletes in extreme sports.

Full Circle follows Trevor on a path towards post-traumatic growth in parallel with Barry, 50 years later. Their stories mirror each other, connected through time and space by common locations and motifs; injuries in the Colorado backcountry, rehab at Craig Hospital, fame in Jackson Hole; but also through their shared resiliency and refusal to let their zeal for life be limited by their injuries.

Barry shows that growth after spinal cord injury is possible for everyone, not just adaptive athletes. And yet his legacy paves the way for Trevor’s superhuman feats.

Six years after his accident, Trevor returns to the site of his accident in the Colorado backcountry with the goal of landing the world’s first double backflip on a sit-ski- the culmination of his own personal growth and reinvention.

“Full Circle” is now on Netflix. Don’t miss this award winning documentary from Level 1 and shot on location at Jackson Hole.

Trevor Kennison full circle

Trevor Kennison
On November 15th, 2014, Trevor Kennison broke his back snowboarding in the Colorado backcountry on Vail Pass. A plumber by trade and a snowboarder only by hobby, Trevor’s entire life was changed forever. Wheelchair bound, his future was filled with uncertainty and devoid of goals or direction.

On a whim, Trevor tried sit-skiing for the first time (an adaptive device enabling wheelchair users to ski). His life changed forever once again: setting goals around sit-skiing progression gave him a newfound purpose.

In 2019, Trevor showed up as an unknown amateur in Jackson Hole Wyoming, and became the first sit-skier to launch into Corbet’s Couloir at the Kings and Queens of Corbet’s competition. His death-defying 60 foot leap of faith went viral and launched his career as a professional athlete. More importantly, it earned him a spiritual mentor.

BARRY CORBET full circle

Barry Corbet
Unbeknownst to the rest of the skiing world, the namesake of Corbet’s Couloir, Barry Corbet, had been shaping Trevor’s path since the day he was hurt. An intrepid skier, mountaineer, explorer, filmmaker, and Jackson Hole legend, Barry broke his back in a helicopter crash in 1968.

Frustrated by a pre-ADA culture that did not accept or support the disabled, and unable to pursue the outdoor lifestyle he loved without access to modern equipment, Barry reinvented himself. In the years after his spinal cord injury, he became a seminal leader in the disability community.

Barry wrote books, edited magazines, made films, and became a community leader at Craig Hospital in Denver. Despite his monumental contributions both to mountaineering and to the disabled community, Barry’s story has been untold until now, lost to the shuffle of time.