Snowboarder Liz Daley Killed in Avalanche

By on October 1, 2014

She was one of the most respected climbers and big mountain guides in the world. Liz Daley, a snowboarding outdoors enthusiast from Tacoma, Washington was descending a group of skiers and snowboarders down Cerro Vespignani, a 7,000-foot peak near the legendary Mount Fitzroy in Argentina when she was swept by an avalanche. Liz was the only fatality and the others were reported all safe. The death came as a shock, as it happened the same day two other professional freeskiers JP Auclair from Canada and Andreas Fransson of Sweden died in an unrelated avalanche in Chilean Patagonia.

Daley’s main sponsor Eddie Bauer released a statement today. “We are deeply saddened to report that yesterday, an avalanche in the Fitz Ray Massif region outside of El Chalten, Argentina, took the life of Liz Daley, a member of our Guide team. Liz was on a ski mountaineering expedition with three other members of our snow sports team and two production crew members. The rest of the team is safe. Liz was an accomplished splitboarder, alpine climber and mountain guide who was born and raised in Washington. She was a beloved member of our snow sports team and will be sorely missed by all those who knew her.”

Here’s a video of Liz doing what she loved doing … taking risks and living life to its fullest.

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