Liz Daley Killed by Avalanche

Liz Daley Killed by Avalanche


Liz Daley Killed by Avalanche


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It has been a tragic day for the mountain community. Following the news of the passing of ski icons J.P. Auclair and Andreas Fransson we received news that snowboarder Liz Daley has also been killed by an avalanche in South America.  More on this story translated from

“An experienced climber and American snowboarder died after being swept away by an avalanche while practicing snowboarding on a hill of the Santa Cruz village of El Chalten, rescuers confirmed today Relief Commission of the Andean Center.

The victim was identified as Elizabeth Devon Daley, 29, who had her dwelling in the city of Tacoma, Washington, snowboard and practiced for ten years.

The woman, known in his field as Liz Daley, had arrived in the country two weeks ago with a group of climbers who ascended the hill Vespignani, on the west side of Lago del Desierto.

However, an avalanche caught close to 14 yesterday when plowed snow on his table.

Team members were able to locate and told Andino Centro El Chalten, but could do nothing to save his life.

The Vespignani hill is a mountain of 2,146 meters and one of the great tourist attractions for backcountry skiing and is part of the main packages for tourists visiting Santa Cruz Mountains.

Last night, rescuers, and police were able to recover the body of the woman and lowered to a health post.

There the body was waiting for the provincial courts determine the reasons for the accident that occurred within the provincial reserve Lago del Desierto, then hand over the body to his family and to return to the United States.

Daley, the group that accompanied it, had been caught by the avalanche when he was on his snowboard.

She had published the last Sunday of his last pictures on the social network Instagram images where even reported that “the weather and snow conditions are absolutely amazing here in Patagonia. Someone pinch me”.

The American sportsman was defined in their websites as “snowboarder, splitboard mountaineer, climber, mountain guide and instructor” officially certified AMGA.

In addition, he had graduated in Environmental Education at home for his passion for the outdoors and mountaineering.”


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