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- September 30, 2014 at 9:05 pm #580160TaylorParticipant
So sad. Obviously this is a huge loss for the international splitboard community. My deepest condolences to Liz’s family and friends.
El cuerpo de la turista norteamericana fue rescatado del Cerro Vespignani
La norteamericana Elizabeth Devon Daley, nacida en 1985, es la víctima del accidente ocurrido en el día de ayer en la ladera del Cerro Vespignani en la zona del Lago del Desierto. Su cuerpo descansa en el puesto sanitario local, esperando las actuaciones que permitan su traslado.
Durante la jornada de ayer, aproximadamente a las 14 horas, se dio aviso de una avalancha en el Cerro Vespignani, en la margen Oeste del Lago del Desierto, donde un grupo de turistas realizaban esquí y snowboarding.
Se desconoce si el grupo de turistas estaba realizando una actividad guiada o si se encontraban por cuenta propia, la realidad es que en el lugar se encontraban personas de El Chaltén que pudieron dar el aviso de emergencia.
Elizabeth Devon Daley, de 29 años, estaba sobre su tabla de snowboard cuando una avalancha la arrastró y no logró sobrevivir. Quienes se encontraban allí, pudieron rescatar su cuerpo y comenzar el descenso hacia el valle.
Personal de Gendarmería Nacional y Parques Nacionales, sumado algún voluntario de la Comisión de Auxilio del Centro Andino El Chaltén, se trasladaron desde El Chaltén para apoyar las operaciones de rescate que ya habían sido puestas en marcha.
Alrededor de las 21 horas de ayer, el grupo arribó a la localidad, el cuerpo de Elizabeth Devon Daley espera ahora su traslado desde el puesto sanitario local. Las actuaciones de los hechos ocurridos recayeron en la Policía de Santa Cruz, debido al lugar donde ocurrió, fuera del Parque Nacional, en la Reserva Provincial de Lago del Desierto, quienes deberán informar al juzgado de El Calafate.
@sun_rocketSeptember 30, 2014 at 9:11 pm #677534acopafeelParticipant
ugh, what a wild day.
First Andreas Fransson and JP Auclair … now Liz D :thumbsdown:September 30, 2014 at 9:14 pm #677535HikeforTurnsParticipant
fuck! condolences to all of the friends and family. brutal day indeed. rest in peace LIZSeptember 30, 2014 at 9:16 pm #677536imported_MountainDogParticipant
Terrible! Always enjoyed her TR’s and stoke. Sad day for sure.September 30, 2014 at 9:19 pm #677532nomadParticipant
Damn. Her presence in our community will certainly be missed. Rest in peace, Liz.September 30, 2014 at 9:22 pm #677533JimmyCParticipant
Horrible news. I enjoyed the enthusiasm, daring adventures, and fun loving attitude that shined in Liz’s trip reports. She will be missed.September 30, 2014 at 9:30 pm #677537MHolmesParticipant
So shit, loved following her TRs and photos. Always high stoke and a great attitude. She will definitely be missed by our community and the larger ones she was a part of.September 30, 2014 at 9:51 pm #677538TEXParticipant
Damn, my heart sank. Too Young to go…..Too young to go
fuck fuck fuckSeptember 30, 2014 at 10:16 pm #677539Scotty1974Participant
Horrible…such talent, life and love between them all.September 30, 2014 at 10:23 pm #677540Rico in AZParticipant
Ride In Peace Liz.
You’ve been and will continue to be an inspiration.
If only your excitement and love of life could be universally infectious.September 30, 2014 at 10:23 pm #677541maniacdaveParticipant
Pretty damn awful day. Vibes to their family and friends.
That was PontusSeptember 30, 2014 at 10:43 pm #677542nickstaynerParticipant
Brutal. Following her well detailed & documented TRs on here over the years has been always been inspiring & maybe more importantly a lesson in motivation and drive.September 30, 2014 at 10:58 pm #677543whistlermaverickParticipant
@j.memaySeptember 30, 2014 at 11:07 pm #677544Mike HardakerParticipant
kick to the gut.. Liz had been scoring epic conditions in Patagonia or littleak as she called it:
I wrote up a quick little story about Liz and included some pictures:
http://mtnweekly.com/sports/snowboarding/splitboarder-liz-daley-dead-avalancheSeptember 30, 2014 at 11:25 pm #677545KillclimbzParticipant
Too soon, too young, too much ahead of her. RIP Liz. You are missed. 😥September 30, 2014 at 11:29 pm #677546christoph benellsParticipant
ebola in the u.s, mountain guides beheaded by ISIL, andreas, j.p. and liz….
I’m generally scared for the future. I think the world may be ending.
RIP liz, pretty hard to comprehend this stuff right now.September 30, 2014 at 11:40 pm #677547jimwParticipant
WTFing F?!? Got on sb.com for the first time in months to find this… Don’t know what to say. So terrible. 😥 Her TR’s were always so inspiring and it really seemed like she was living life. RIP.October 1, 2014 at 12:03 am #677548jcbackcountryParticipant
Absolutely devastated by todays news, but this one really hits home. Liz was a friend, we met at Wheeler Hut (Roger’s Pass) just last winter, we kept in touch and I rode a wave of her endless stoke all winter/spring while she shredded Gnar in Cham/Europe, PNW and while guiding on Denali.
I can’t describe in words how much energy and enthusiasm she had for the sport and the mountains. She was warm, funny, caring and thoughtful. I knew her only a short time and she left a huge impression on me. Condolences go out to her family and friends. Hey BF Davide posted a great photo of them this morning, before I had heard of the news, so crushed, too young and vibrant to go.
I guess I won’t see you in the Dolomites this winter Liz, but you’ll be in my thoughts always. Thanks for all you’ve done for the sport!October 1, 2014 at 12:08 am #677549UTAHParticipant
So sad. Makes me think how much I care about all of you guys/gals, the ones I’ve ridden with and the ones I know only from their words and pictures. I actually had the chance to ride with Liz as well and she was great. Take care everyone.October 1, 2014 at 12:20 am #677550bcriderParticipant
Liz was such and inspiration and amazing person. We never had the chance to ride together but we’ve communicated quite a bit over the years. Most recently just a few weeks ago we created a contributor acct for Liz and were really looking forward to it.
She contributed a lot to our community over the years and will be dearly missed by many.
Our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends, and fiancé. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Raise a toast for Liz Daley aka LizDee tonight and enjoy some of her awesome TRs.
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