January 7, 2021

Episode 29: Eylene Pirez

On this episode: NASA, mountaineering, politics in science, and the most interesting woman in the world. We’re talking with Eylene Pirez, adventure photographer, scientist, and lifelong learner.


Show Notes

  • 00:37 – Introductions
  • 02:27 – Combining science and exploration
  • 09:46 – How Eylene got into photography
  • 12:21 – Getting to the United States from Cuba
  • 19:55 – Being the first Cuban woman to summit Aconcagua
  • 24:50 – Getting into mountaineering
  • 28:00 – Bikepacking across Patagonia when the pandemic strikes
  • 37:34 – Eylene’s camera kit
  • 43:30 – Working for NASA and watching geysers on the moons of Saturn
  • 46:08 – Citizen science, and science and politics
  • 58:15 – Creating the next generation of scientists
  • 67:30 – Backpacking macaroni and cheese taste test

Mentioned in this Show

  • Find Eylene Pirez

  • Mac & Cheese Taste Test
    • Backpacker’s Pantry Three Cheese Mac & Cheese
    • Alpine Aire Forever Young Mac & Cheese
    • Mountain House Creamy Macaroni & Cheese
    • Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

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The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.

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