Lessons of Glissading with Steve Smith

Climber Tells Harrowing Story of Survival After Falling Into a Snow Hole.


NCWLIFE Channel’s Eric Granstrom was joined recently by Steve Smith, a mountain climber who survived falling into a snow hole in the Enchantment Mountains of North Central Washington while “glissading.”  The video above is the complete interview of Smith relating his story from 1998 and the article he wrote entitled “Lessons Learned – Glissading Into A 30-Foot Hole – Aasgard Pass” for www.mountaineers.org.

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Eric Granstrom
Eric comes to NCWLIFE Channel after a 26-year career in radio, having most-recently served as the Producer of the Seahawks Radio Network; Weekend Sports Anchor on KOMO AM1000 in Seattle; and Program Director of KKRV 104.7FM/KWIQ 100.3FM/KKRT 900AM in Wenatchee and Moses Lake. Eric is an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing throughout the northwest, including co-hosting, filming and producing Dave Graybill’s “Fishing Magician TV.” Eric lives in East Wenatchee with his wife, Marion and has one daughter, Gracie (21) and two stepsons Trent (26) and Taylor (21).