Kim Havell logs a first female descent on the Grand Teton

Suunto athlete and all around amazing mountaineer, Kim Havell, is on fire. Based out of Jackson Hole, WY, Kim has racked up an incredible list of ascents and descents in Grand Teton National Park and the surrounding mountains this winter. We've been posting about her accomplishments, photos and routes all winter, but her latest feat might prove to be her crown jewel from this winter. Yesterday, May 15, Kim successfully skied the Otterbody Route off of the Grand Teton --making her the first female to do so. It was also her third descent of the Grand in total.

Her partners in this descent included Brian Warren and Pete Gaston.

Kim is still hoping to get some Teton turns in this spring before heading to Norway with Freeskier Magazine at the end of May.  Stay tuned for more reports. In the meantime, check out these amazing photos of the route and what it looked like from her perspective. Enjoy!

Rappelling off of East face into Otterbody snowfield below

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