Lane Wallace has been a successful author and journalist for more than 25 years. In addition to being an editor and columnist for Flying magazine, her work has been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, ForbesLife, and numerous other national and international publications. Her latest book project is Speaking Up: The Hard-Won Power of a Woman’s Authentic Voice.
Thousands of people flock to the Alps each year to ski tour high-elevation routes, spending comfortable nights in a string of huts that serve wine and hot meals. This spring, a group of experienced skiers and their guide were trapped in a storm overnight on an exposed saddle. By morning, nearly all were dead or dying.