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.
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
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 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.