SnowBrains Podcast #41 | Kit DesLauriers – 1st Person to Ski All of the “Seven Summits,” National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, 2-Time Freeskiing Champion

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My guest today is Kit DesLauriers:

  • Kit was the very first person to ski from each of the legendary Seven Summits – the highest peaks on every continent
  • She was the first woman to have won 2 consecutive World Freeskiing Champion titles in 2004 and 2005
  • Kit was the 2015 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year
  • In 2019 she was inducted into the US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame
  • Kit has been on the North Face Global Athlete Team since 2005

This episode is brought to you by Gunnison Crested Butte:

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This episode of the SnowBrains Podcast is brought to you by Alta Ski Area

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Alta Ski Area: home to one of the first ski areas to open in the United States and the birthplace of avalanche forecasting and mitigation in North America. The skiing technique, lifts, lodges, and ski gear have changed with the times, but there is a timeless spirit at Alta that remains. Perhaps it is because generations of skiers have been able to pass on their love for the mountain.

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The SnowBrains Podcast Episode #41 – Kit DesLauriers – The 1st Person to Ski All of the “Seven Summits”, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, 2-Time Freeskiing Champion

Recorded on October 3, 2022, in the Park City, UT (Miles Clark) and Idaho (Kit DesLauriers).

This episode was edited by Jared White

Music by Chad Crouch

Host, producer, and creator = Miles Clark

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