Skier, mountaineer & climber
Currently based in Jackson, WY, Kim started her career as an alpine ski coach in the Telluride, CO valley. From there, she made the transition into freeskiing, climbing and ski mountaineering. She is a ski guide for EXUM Mountain Guides, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Alpine Guides, and Ice Axe Expeditions as well as working in the past for San Juan Outdoor School, Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, CVA, Babes in the Backcountry and H2O Heli Guides. Kim was a 12-year member of the San Miguel County Search and Rescue Team (and Advisory Board member) with current medical and rescue certifications. Kim has skied on all seven continents, with first descents on four, and she has adventured in over 50 countries. During her travels, she has climbed and skied big peaks in the Himalaya and the Karakorum, the Arctic and the Antarctic, as well as the highest mountains across the Americas. In 2006, Kim onsighted led and skied the Grand Teton (& Mt Moran's Skillet) in 48 hours; in 2012, Kim was the first woman to ski the Otterbody route on the Grand Teton, and in 2013 she was the first woman to ski-guide the Grand Teton.