Homecoming: Ski Mountaineering in the Chilean Andes
About the Presentation
During the summer of 2022, Aidan Goldie-Ahumada left the valley to gain a deep and authentic cultural understanding of his home country through travel, environmental justice and ski-mountaineering. On this month-long trip, he explored many corners of the country and found all types of snow conditions along the way. Join this Wild Perspective as he breaks down the details of his trip, the ecology of the Chilean Andes and how to find snow in the Austral winter.
About the Speaker
Born in Chile, Aidan Goldie-Ahumada (he/him/his) spent much of his childhood living in South America before immigrating to the United States where he lives today. In the latter half of his childhood, Aidan called the mountains of Colorado home and grew to explore his rugged backyard peaks through the lens of backcountry skiing and ultra-running. He is now settled in the Roaring Fork Valley where he works as a Physics teacher to best support his community through equitable and intentional education practices.