A Video Tour Of The Isolation Traverse

By Erin Smart, 01 April 2013

  • DATE

    01 April 2013

  • AUTHOR

    Erin Smart

  • CATEGORY

    Skiing & Snowboarding

From March 23-25, I skied the classic Isolation Traverse through the North Cascades, including a 2,800-foot couloir we believe to be a first descent — probably the best ski descent of my life so far. The weather was perfect, the snow was as good as it gets, and the company included my favorite mountain partner, my husband Forest McBrian, and Kurt Hicks, a dear friend of ours that joined us for this adventure. 

Erin Smart

Seattle

Erin Smart is a Seattle native who has dedicated her life to the mountains. She grew up skiing and climbing all over the Cascades and has since spent several winters ski mountaineering in La Grave and Chamonix, France. In between these amazing winters abroad, Erin skied, climbed and biked in the North Cascades while earning her degree in physical geography from Western Washington University. Erin is pursuing the full AMGA/IFMGA certification while working as a mountain guide in the North Cascades.

Skiing & Snowboarding