Liz’s passion for climbing big mountains then snowboarding down started with an ascent of Mount Rainier followed by a pledge never to walk down a mountain again. While living in Chamonix she combined the two sports to get into and out of grim situations. Her scariest descent was snowboarding Mount Baker’s icy Coleman Headwall, though that’s when she felt most alive. She dreams of exploring Siberia’s 800-mile long Kamchatka Range.
- First snowboard descent of the Coleman Headwall, Mt. Baker
- First female snowboard descent of NFNWR, Mt. Adams
- Receiving Emergency Medical Technician and Outdoor Emergency Care certifications
- Instructor and guide for the American Alpine Institute