Combining a passion for adventure and a love of exploration, Kim has spent her career seeking out remote and exciting objectives. She has skied on all 7 continents, with first descents on 4, including in the Arctic and Antarctic, and adventured in over 50 countries. During her travels, she has climbed and skied big peaks in the Himalaya, Andes, and the Karakorum, and has carved lines on peaks across the globe from Morocco to Bolivia, Greenland, Norway, Argentina, Tibet, Japan, and New Zealand. She has numerous first female descents in Southwest Colorado and has completed many ascents and ski descents of 13ers & 14ers. In 2013, Kim completed 65 different routes in the Tetons, including the first female descent of the notorious Otter Body on the Grand Teton, and, in 2014, she went on to be the first woman to ski-guide the Grand Teton.
With a home base in the incredible Teton Range, she enjoys guiding for EXUM Mountain Guides and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Alpine Guides, and for Ice Axe Expeditions internationally. Though she started her career as an alpine ski coach in the Telluride, CO valley, she gradually transitioned into climbing and ski mountaineering and moved further north to pursue new mountains and opportunities in Wyoming. She has been an instructor and/or guide for numerous companies and ski camps, as well as being a 12-year past member of the San Miguel County Search and Rescue Team (and Advisory Board member), with medical, avalanche, and rescue certifications.
On the stage, Kim has participated in numerous film projects and also delivered multiple presentations and slideshows, moderated discussions, and hosted live broadcasts and live shows. In addition to her passions as an athlete and speaker, she is a freelance writer and recreational photographer.
Kim lives with her two great loves, Pete Linn and daughter, Charlie, and their two dogs, Goose (JHSP avalanche dog) and Red “Rooster” Cogburn (ranch dog), on the Linn Ranch in Wilson, WY. When not working, traveling, or playing in the hills, her days are filled with horses, cows, llamas, donkeys, dogs and chickens and the extended family at home as well, as helping Pete with ranch life and his Outfitting business – www.linnoutfitters.com.