Suunto ambassador Kim Havell gets asked a lot about how she does what she does in the mountains, what drives her, how she chooses routes, how she trains, how she gets after it day in and day out. After an amazing 2013 ski mountaineering season, she posted a story about her adventures in he Tetons on Backcountry.com.
The article begins like this:
This past year, my first in Jackson, WY, I skied 65 routes, over 40 of which were in Grand Teton National Park. These routes would not have been accomplished without the partnership of new local friends who became great ski companions. I had just left my long time home of Telluride, CO in search of adventure and exploration in new areas, and as a newcomer to Jackson, I quickly learned that it’s an ideal community in which to find outdoor partners. Thanks to a rotation of members within this new team, we enjoyed consistent outings in the Teton Range from December through May. And each new line offered challenges, possibilities, and perspectives.
Continue reading and view all of Havell’s accompaning photos, here.