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 Notes00:37 – Introductions02:27 – Combining science and exploration09:46 – How Eylene got into photography12:21 – Getting to the United States from Cuba19:55 – Being the first Cuban woman to summit Aconcagua24:50 – Getting into mountaineering28:00 – Bikepacking across Patagonia when the pandemic strikes37:34 – Eylene’s camera kit43:30 – Working for NASA and watching geysers on the moons of Saturn46:08 – Citizen science, and science and politics58:15 – Creating the next generation of scientists67:30 – Backpacking macaroni and cheese taste testMentioned in this ShowFind Eylene PirezHer website eylenepirez.comOn Instagram @eyelenpirezMac & Cheese Taste TestBackpacker’s Pantry Three Cheese Mac & CheeseAlpine Aire Forever Young Mac & CheeseMountain House Creamy Macaroni & CheeseKraft Macaroni & CheeseConnect with us!Like Almost There on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/almostthereadventurepodcast/Follow Almost There on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/almostthere_ap/ Send us a voice message! https://www.speakpipe.com/AlmostThereOur Co-hostsJason Fitzpatrick – IG: @themuirprojectSaveria Tilden – IG: @adventuruswomen web: AdventurUsWomen.comJeff Hester – IG: @thesocalhiker web: SoCalHiker.netTheme song by Opus Orange. Courtesy of Emoto Music. 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.