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higher love: skiing the seven summits

The first person to ski the highest peak on every continent, Kit DesLauriers shares her historic accomplishment in her book, Higher Love: Skiingthe Seven Summits. This personal account brims with insights on leading a life with intention, managing risk, and the partnerships and moments that make life worthwhile.

She became the official queen of first descents when she became the first person ever to ski the Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent, in 2006.
Kit DesLauriers
Kit DesLauriers

First Person to Ski 7 Summits

First Woman to Ski Everest

2015 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

2019 US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Inductee

i trust her judgment implicitly
-jimmy chin

Kit earned two consecutive World Freeskiing Women’s Champion titles and has pioneered first female ski descents on Mt. Everest, Aconcagua, Antarctica’s Vinson Massif and New Zealand’s Mt. Aspiring. Plus she’s made several first ski descents of the US Arctic’s highest peaks.

Kit has been a member of The North Face Global Athlete Team since 2005. National Geographic named her Adventurer of the Year and Outside Magazine named her one of the women who has made the biggest impact on our world.

mixing adventure and science

DesLauriers demonstrated the possibilities when adventurers and scientists team up together.
Kit DesLauriers

Kit gives back to the places and situations that have shaped her life. One of those is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the most beautiful place she says she’s ever been despite standing on top of the highest mountain on each continent.

Kit has adventured many times to the Arctic Refuge and now passionately volunteers to protect it from oil and gas development by serving on the board of directors for the Alaska Wilderness League.

Kit DesLauriers

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I’ve heard hundreds of speakers during my tenure, and Kit is at the very top of the list.
Kit DesLauriers

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Kit’s thrilling keynotes transport you to remote corners of the world and repackage the lessons learned from mountainside scenarios to business, personal success, and other topics tailored to a given audience.

After hearing her warm and witty addresses, you and your audience will be ready to climb any mountain, literal or figurative.

Her love of skiing remote and technical lines has evolved into a sort of extreme ecoactivism."
Witnessing such a raw and wild landscape on the brink of destruction inspired me to speak out."
DesLauriers, who is also a member of The North Face athlete team, says she was glad to use her adventure skills to help people 'understand our natural environment, ' adding that the project 'speaks to the age of exploration still being open for those who wish to look deeper into the questions which remain.'

Kit DesLauriers


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