Name: McKenna Peterson
Born: Sun Valley, ID
Live: Salt Lake City, UT
Home Resort: Alta
Sponsors: K2, Scott USA, Voke Tab, Cast Touring, Beyond Coastal Sun Care
Tell us about how you learnt to ski- were you a downhill racer in a speedy race suit, or was freeriding more you thing?
I definitely rocked the speed suit. My parents are both big skiers so they had me on snow before I could walk. I ski raced until I was 19, when I discovered ‘freeriding’.
What do you when you aren’t climbing mountains and hunting for powder?
Along with skiing; rock climbing, mountain biking, and yoga are my major passions. Luckily I live a life where I am able to spend a lot of time playing in the mountains. In the summers I work on my dads commercial fishing boat. I also squeeze in one semester of college every year at the University of Utah. If only there was more time…
Why not? I am attracted to the remoteness and vast unknown of Greenland. I also think it will be eye opening for all of us to see the dramatic change of the ice sheet.
What most scares you about the upcoming expedition?
I have a fear of running out of water. Thats all.
What are you most excited about?
The adventure! Simply figuring it out as we go along.
Why do you think this expedition is important?
Learn. Create. Discover. Inspire. Teach.
What are you hoping to take away from the project?
You never know until you go. I am excited to see.