Skier Kelly McMillan will attempt to ski the Grand Teton

Skier Kelly McMillan will attempt to ski the Grand Teton

Snow blankets the Grand Tetons and the Snake River  Photo: Royalty-Free/Corbis, courtesy of Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce“It all began with a photo of my uncle. In the picture, he’s standing atop a 13,770-foot peak with a beaming smile and his arms stretched high above his head in triumph. I came across this picture about a year ago, and it stirred something in me. I, too, wanted to climb Wyoming’s Grand Teton and experience the magic of one of North America’s mountaineering classics.

Kelly practices skiing on belay with Exum Guide Jessica Baker  Photo: David Gonzales




I didn’t just want to climb the Grand, though — I wanted to ski down it too.”

Kelly is preparing for her attempt later this spring. The article is inspiring and provides her insight on what it will take to accomplish her goal.
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