The Jones Live Like Liz Award, sponsored by Jones Snowboards and the American Alpine Club, will be awarded to a female led, splitboard-specific expedition that’s heavy on adventure and exploration.
The award honors the life and spirit of Liz Daley, who was a professional mountain guide and backcountry snowboarder. Everything she did was touched by warmth and enthusiasm, and backed with professionalism and skill. She died in an avalanche in Argentina in 2014.
If you knew of Liz and if you follow Jeremy Jones, you’ll understand which criteria will be heavily valued for this award: creativity, environmental consciousness, and a deep sense of exploration. And yes, Mr. Jones is a member of the selection committee.
Expeditions must be within North America and completed in 2019. First ascents or descents are considered equally with tours or traverses. In addition to a few other qualifiers listed on the website, unleash your snow-covered dreams because this grant rewards big thinking.
The full grant includes $1,500, a Jones splitboard, skins, and a backpack. Male splitboarders are welcome to apply for the Jones Backcountry Adventure Grant. The cash and product awards are the same.