Izzy Lazarus grew up in NYC, playing ice hockey and skateboarding to pass the time. In college, she discovered mountain sports such as rock and ice climbing and snowboarding. Over the last decade she has pursued her love for mountain adventures throughout all the seasons and across the world. She lives in Jackson, WY year-round as a mountain guide and educator. In her personal time, Izzy can be found riding her mountain bike, sewing custom equipment or throwing a frisbee for her dogs.

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