My guest for Episode 024 of the Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons show is McKenna Peterson.
McKenna Peterson dares you to Change the World for the Better.
More about McKenna
McKenna is a graduate of the Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho. A former Freeskiing World Tour competitor, McKenna spends most of her winter backcountry skiing and chasing snow. She works on a fishing boat in Alaska during the summer months to continue to have winters off. McKenna has 11 years of backcountry skiing experience with extensive trips around the world. She has worked with world renowned mountain photographers and has been a part of multiple film projects including Warren Miller, Pretty Faces and Stellar Migrations. McKenna skied first descents in Iceland and Greenland while on an all female expedition, aiming to bring awareness to the effects of climate change on the Greenlandic ice sheet. She is a passionate ambassador for The Climate Reality Project.
Somewhere between traveling the world and commercial fishing, McKenna has found time to complete a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah and is a certified Wilderness First Responder. She enjoys documenting her adventures and has had writing published in BombSnow Magazine, National Geographic Adventure online, K2skis.com, among others.
McKenna was a part of an all female ski and sail expedition to Iceland and Greenland focused on learning more about climate change. The goal of Shifting Ice Changing Tides is to bring awareness to the effect that climate change is having on our natural world and its inhabitants while inspiring female participation in adventure sport.