Janelle Smiley and her husband, Mark, set out to successfully climb the 50 climbing all of the routes made famous by the iconic book, “Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.” This journey will take them up more than 164,000 vertical feet of technical terrain and bring them across 25,000 miles of North American roads as they travel to each destination.
Janelle grew up climbing, skiing and playing in the mountains of Colorado. Her hunger for snow adventures has taken her to Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, France and Italy where she explored and worked as a skiing instructor.
Janelle’s noteworthy accomplishments include:
- Events & Ski School Director, Crested Butte Nordic Center
- Wilderness EMT
- 5.11 Lead Rock Climber
- Randonee, Running & Mountain Bike Racer
- 2011 US Ski Mountaineering Champion