Kit DesLauriers

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Inspirational Skier

Kit DesLauriers (1969 -     )

When Kit DesLauriers successfully skied from the summit of 29,035-ft. Mount Everest on Oct. 18, 2006, she became the first person to ski down the summits of the highest peaks on each continent, a.k.a. the Seven Summits. She has the distinction of being the first person to make a ski descent of the Polish Glacier on Aconcagua in Argentina and the first female to make a complete ski descent of Vinson Massif in Antarctica.  The skiing exploits of the unassuming resident of Teton Village, Wyoming include winning the Women's 2004 and 2005 United States Freeskiing World Tour Title and the 2005 U.S. Freeskiing Nationals. Kit was also featured in the movies Beyond the Summit and Warren Miller's Timeless.

Off her skis, the multi-dimensional DesLauriers is a member of the North Face Global Athlete Team, a mountain climber, accomplished stone mason, and mother of two daughters.

In 2010 Kit journeyed to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and made a first ski descent of the highest mountain in the Brooks Range of Alaska.  Kit DesLauriers, ski mountaineer extraordinaire, is a great achiever both on and off the slopes.