Miles Smart is an IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide. He is the 2004 recipient of the AMGA Guide of the Year award. Miles guides around the world for his two guide services, Smart Mountain Guides and Steep Skiing Camps Worldwide. Outside of Miles’ professional guiding career his accomplishments include numerous speed climbing ascents and ski mountaineering descents. He has climbed El Capitan in Yosemite 18 times via 14 different routes. He established one of the most difficult routes on El Capitan, Disorderly Conduct. He has skied lines such as the Gervasutti Couloir and the North Face of the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, and the Grand Teton in Wyoming. His climbing exploits include climbing on the Trango Towers in Pakistan, winter ascents in Chamonix and speed records on El Capitan and Half Dome. One such speed record, the North America Wall on El Capitan, took just over 9 and 1/2 hours.