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A little over four years ago, one of my best friends, Liz Daley (pictured here) was killed in an avalanche. I couldn’t bring myself to write about it on the actual anniversary of her death. She still visits me in my dreams and my heart aches, I miss her so much. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Liz was a talented climber, mountaineer and snowboarder. I instantly connected to her, and she gave me an vision of a woman who was strong, feminine and a natural leader. She showed me what I wanted to become. I looked up to her like a big sister, and I still find myself wondering, would she be proud of who I’ve become and what I’ve accomplished? I want to keep her memory alive and inspire other women to be leaders in the mountains and live their dreams the way she inspired me.To celebrate and remember Liz, the @americanalpine and Jones Snowboards are offering a snowboarding-specific grant to encourage women to pursue human-powered exploration of the winter wilderness. The application period for the grant is open unitl November 30, 2018. Apply online via the link below or in my profile:

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