Acton , MA
Aaron grew his love for skiing while racing on icy slopes in New England and bushwhacking through the Vermont back country. After graduating from the University of Vermont he moved out west and spent three year pushing into the Colorado, Utah, and Patagonia backcountry. He learned about travelling in avalanche terrain and moving quick and efficiently through the mountains. He has decided to attempt to break the world record for most vertical feet skied in a year (2.5 million) all under his own power (no lifts!) in 2016. He will use the adventure scholarship to fund an additional avalanche training course before he begins his mission.