Black Diamond Athlete Kelly Halpin
  • FKT (overall) Superstition Ridgeline Out&Back solo unsupported 2024
  • FKT Teewinot Mountain solo unsupported 2023
  • FKT (overall) Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup solo unsupported 2022
  • FKT Teton Bullseye solo unsupported 2022
  • FKT Teton Circumnavigation solo unsupported 2021
  • FKT Gannett Peak Wy solo unsupported 2021
  • Fastest Known Time of the Year for the solo unsupported Wind River High Route in 2020
  • Establishing new routes in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem such as the Teton Center Punch, Gros Ventre High Route, Cache Dash Traverse, and Little Belly Linkup
  • First female to complete The Picnic aka the Grand Teton Triathlon in 2014 and first team to do it unsupported
  • Cover of Trail Runner Magazine 2017

Kelly grew up in Jackson WY with the Tetons and National Forest as her playground. She started climbing at age 6 which led to lifelong love for the sport. Kelly began competing in bouldering competitions while in college in Los Angeles, winning multiple firsts in the Advanced Women’s Division. After graduating she moved back home to Jackson where she pursued snowboarding on a competitive level until 2012 when she blew her knee on her home mountain. Ironically, the injury inspired Kelly to begin trail running and pursuing human powered endurance pursuits in the mountains. Today Kelly is an avid mountain runner and adventurer, merging her passions for running, climbing, and exploring remote and wild places. She enjoys the challenge of pushing herself mentally through difficult endurance feats, typically solo and unsupported. When she is not outside, Kelly maintains a career as a professional illustrator with artwork inspired by her time in nature.

Kelly's Artwork:
#1: Looking Toward Castleton
#2: Dark Matter
#3: Alpenglow on the Middle
#4: Sandflats Landscape

The Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles are fantastic poles for big days with a lot of vertical gain. They are light yet strong, can collapse efficiently, and store easily in or on your pack when not in use. There are very few days I go into the mountains without them.


Black Diamond Athlete Kelly Halpin.