RIP Liz Daley — Avalanche in Patagonia

Post by blogger | September 30, 2014      
Liz Daley after a week at Valhalla Mountain Touring.

Liz Daley at Valhalla Mountain Touring, December 2012.

Liz Daley died this week in an avalanche on 7,000 ft. Cerro Vespignani, near Fitz Roy in Patagonia. Very sad news.

We had the pleasure of spending a week with Liz at Valhalla Mountain touring in 2012. Each morning greeted us with 8-10 inches of new cold smoke pow. Liz was out every day enjoying it. In the evenings we’d share a festive group dinner and her vivacious playfulness added so much joy, making an incredible time even more incredible.

We at send out our heartfelt condolences to Liz’s friends and family.

They are not dead who live in lives they leave behind.
In those whom they have blessed, they live a life again.

Words from Eleanor Roosevelt

Chilean news.



5 Responses to “RIP Liz Daley — Avalanche in Patagonia”

  1. James October 1st, 2014 3:59 pm

    We all have heavy hearts hearing this terrible news. Liz was a shining light in the mountain playgrounds she much of her time in. She leaves behind a loving family, fiance and so many friends whom she inspired. RIP Liz.

  2. Riccardo October 2nd, 2014 3:25 pm

    These are news that we wouldn’t never read. So sad…
    When such expert professionals are buried and killed by avalanches, becomes natural to ask ourselves if it’s worthy to risk riding and splitboarding in backcountry.

    Anyone knows if she was wearing an airbag?

  3. John October 3rd, 2014 6:18 pm

    Thanks for posting this Lou. Despite having a fair amount of mutual friends I never got to meet Liz. She sounded like a phenomenal person.

  4. jw7 October 4th, 2014 11:18 pm

    She was a part of the Bellingham/Baker crew that has been living in Chamonix the past few years. Betty Dee on TGR trip reports.

  5. Lou Dawson 2 October 5th, 2014 6:23 am

    JW, your link to TGR didn’t work, but I’d say most people already know Liz posted at TGR, easy to find there…

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