Erin Smart is a Seattle native who has dedicated her life to skiing and climbing in the mountains. She grew up skiing and climbing all over the Cascades of Washington State and has since spent several winters ski mountaineering in La Grave and Chamonix, France. Erin graduated magna cum laude from Western Washington University with a degree in Natural Resource Management. Erin is a licensed IFMGA/AMGA Mountain Guide. She has been mountain guiding since 2010, and is also a freelance writer for several outdoor magazines.