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Steady As She Goes: Big mountain backcountry skier Kellie Okonek sounds off on injury, engineering and striking that even balance

Feb. 19th 2013

Kellie Okonek

Kellie Okonek is out for the season, thanks to a blown anterior cruciate ligament, but she’s already had a bigger start that most of us, having just returned from a trans-Pacific tour to southern Japan, so she’s not sweating it. The Alaskan engineer turned ski mountaineer is on the recovery, but nevertheless remains in the full stride of life. We were able to get a hold of her post-surgery, and get some insight on the coming year as her knee heals and plans unfold.

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