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Kim Havell

Kim Havell

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Kim Havell's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Skiing
Climbing

Kim Havell's Bio

Kim is an athlete who thrives in the mountains. From Telluride, CO, she recently relocated to beautiful Jackson, WY. She has skied on all 7 continents, with 1st descents on 4, and adventured in over 50 countries. During her travels, she has climbed and skied big peaks in the Himalaya & the Karakorum, the highest mountains across the US, with 1st descents both at home and abroad including in the Arctic and Antarctic, and filmed with various entities like Powderwhore, Salomon Freeski TV, and Sweetgrass Productions.

Kim was a 12 yr guide & athlete/ski model for the Telluride Ski Resort. She is currently a live host and an MC for events, and a writer for Powder Mag, The Ski Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Freeskier, Elevation Outdoors, Outside Magazine, Outside TV and more.

She has been an instructor or guide for the Telluride Alpine Race program, Babes in the Backcountry, Ice Axe Expeditions, San Juan Outdoor School, and H2O heli guides, while also serving on the San Miguel Search & Rescue team (and Advisory Board) for 12 years, with medical and rescue certifications.

Her sponsors include Salomon Freeski, Black Diamond, Backcountry.com, Osprey Packs, WebIt Designs, WIDSIX, SUUNTO, BUFF, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, I/O Merino, SOLIO, PROBAR, & Mountain Athlete.

More at: http://www.havelltravels.com/about/

Kim Havell

Kim Havell wrote a review of on November 24, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ultra comfortable, excellent components, great details, and durable material - sent this on numerous planes, trains, and cars, as well as trekking in the mountains for 2 weeks in Peru and it was ideal for carrying the load - 60lbs plus. Great fit, lots of adjustments, and well-placed padding to protect the body on long days. It couldn't have performed any better. See photos below.

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Kim Havell wrote a review of on November 24, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Just returned from a 2 week trip to Peru (Nov 2014) and the MesaTent was our shelter from 16,000ft down and through the jungle. It withstood and protected us against snow, wind, hail, graupel, heavy rain, heat/humidity etc. All the components functioned great. It's weight is amazing - lightweight but durable. Loved the double doors (one on each side for each person) - easy to pack - easy to set-up. Plenty of space for 2 tall people (5'8 and 6'4). Loved this tent. Also easy to dry and ventilate. Highly recommend for 3 seasons that throw the elements at you.

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Kim Havell wrote a review of on September 7, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

We ordered 4 of these tents for packtrip outfitting this summer. They have been used for the last 4 trips.
The pros:
1. spacious
2. easy to assemble
3. nice layout
4. good weight

The Cons:
1. the poles bend and are not durable
2. the stuff sacks for all of them are ripping

It is a decent product but will not last you long. Disappointed in the quality of the craftsmanship. The overall basics are good but the usage potential and life span is short.

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Kim Havell wrote a review of on August 27, 2014

5 5

I have numerous AMK product but this newer Comprehensive series is my main large kit for backpacking, home, car etc. It includes everything you can think of to help you get by until you can get to hospital care. Comprehensive says it all. The packaging is excellent, the case is easy to manage and look through, and items remain protected from water.

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Kim Havell wrote a review of on August 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Been using these poles on long days through the Tetons and always grateful to have them along on steep loose downhills for extra comfort and faster movement. These poles adjust well and have proven to be sturdy and reliable. And, I like the color. The grips are comfortable and where I used to get blisters using ski poles, I have no issues with these. Recommend them..

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Kim Havell wrote a review of on August 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

My boyfriend has been wearing these Quest 4D GTX boots while running pack trips (with horses) for the past few wet weeks in the Tetons and is the only one in the group who has had dry feet. He is a size 11 and the boots fit true to size. He also beats up gear and these have remained durable and reliable in mountain environments from early in the morning to late at night. He - Teton Outfitters - gives them a five stars. Wants to live in them for as long as possible.

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