Among the handful of dedicated, professional splitboard mountaineers, there are few females, which made Liz Daley a niche within a niche. Over the last few years, Daley actively built her résumé with first descents on Cascade volcanoes and by shredding lines in the French Alps surrounding her wintertime residence of Chamonix, France. In the February 2014 issue of Backcountry, contributor John Wright profiled Daley, who died on Monday, September 29 in an avalanche in Argentina.
Liz Daley is a niche within a niche. Splitboarder, mountaineer, guide, Chamonix shredder, Daley is setting skintracks and climbing alpine routes where few others do. Contributor John Wright traveled to Mt. Baker to ride with Daley last spring and profiles her in the February issue. Here’s an inside conversation with splitboarding’s brightest shredder.