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March 8, 2022 100 min

Lel Tone - Alaska Heli-Ski Guide for 23-Years, Winner of National Geographics "Ultimate Survival Alaska", Ski Patroller for 28-Years, Avalanche Professional

Episode #35

Brought to you by A Golden State & Killington

My guest today is Lel Tone:

  • Lel has been an Alaska heli-ski guide for 23-years
  • She won the National Geographic Reality Show "Ultimate Survival Alaska" in 2015
  • Lel's been a Squaw Valley Palisades Tahoe ski patroller for 28 years
  • She's been an EMT for 33 years!
  • Lel is an avalanche professional and does avalanche forecasting for the Union Pacific Railroad
  • She grew up in Switzerland speaking Italian before moving to the US at the age of 10
  • And Lel is an incredibly empathetic, kind, and tough as hell human being who has so much to teach us
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