EXTREME Q+A

September 11, 2005

Kasha Rigby
SKI MOUNTAINEER

Kasha Rigby never stays put for long. Traveling 10 months a year, the 35-year-old from Salt Lake City has made more than 30 first descents. This month in Nepal she will tackle Cho Oyu, her first 8,000-meter peak, attempting only the second ski descent by a woman.

Vegetarianism: I don't like to tell anyone that I'm a vegetarian, because I get so much grief from meat eaters.

Israel's withdrawing from Gaza: I don't think it's going to solve anything. It's so complicated there, and still no one's happy.

Worst airport: LAX. I can't get from terminal to terminal. I always miss my flight at LAX.

Mortgage payments: Don't have them. Every time I save a dime, I take it and go traveling.

Brad and Angelina: I so don't care. I don't think girls should chase married men.

Forty-year-old virgins: Glad it's not me.

Favorite peak: Ah, they're all so beautiful. I really loved being with my best friends on Kuitan Peak in Mongolia [in 2002].

Settling down: I'm totally enchanted by the idea.

Dream date: It would not be a dirty climbing trip. We'd go surf, eat fresh fish and fresh mango, be salty and tanned and make out.

If I had a million dollars: I'd end up with a mortgage.

TWO PHOTOSSCOTT MARKEWITZ (RIGBY) FREE REIN With no mortgage woes, Rigby skis the highest peaks.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)