Kit is a pioneer with many “firsts” on her list of accomplishments. In 2006 she became the first woman to ski down Everest, making her the first person to ski the highest mountain on each continent. She’s also the first woman to win back-to-back Freeride World Tour championships, first female solo of the Grand Teton, and has made several first ski descents of the U.S. Arctic’s highest peaks.
Eleven years after her NOLS Alaska course, Kit took the advice of her instructor and traveled to Alaska’s Brooks Range in search of something truly wild. The towering peaks, untouched plains, herds of musk oxen in the Arctic Circle made an impact on Kit. Since her first trip to the Arctic, Kit has felt compelled to speak up about the importance of protecting that special landscape. Today, she serves on the board of directors for Alaska Wilderness League, which advocates for the complete protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Kit continues to push boundaries - leading expeditions, protecting wild places, educating the next generation about conservation and raising two adventurous daughters.
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