How To Be Fearless with Kristen Ulmer
Kristen Ulmer is a former professional extreme skier who retired in 2003 to study and teach about fear. She also starred in over 20 ski movies, and was called by the ski media the best woman big mountain extreme skier in the world from 1990 to 2001. In 1997 Ulmer was also voted in a Powder magazine ski industry survey to be the best overall female skier in the world, beating even Olympi
c gold medalists. She was known for jumping off up to 70-foot cliffs, throwing flips, and for ski mountaineering feats such as the first female ski descent of Wyoming's Grand Teton in 1997.
An avid rock and ice climber, paraglider pilot, adventure cyclist, and kiteboarder, Ulmer was voted by the outdoor industry in a 2000 Women's Sports and Fitness magazine poll to be the most extreme woman athlete in North America, beating women in all sports disciplines not just skiing.
In September of 2019 Kristen was inducted into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. She is the author of: The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead. Kristen has been featured in NPR, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Outside Magazine, and many more.
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