"Solving for Z"; A Patagonia Film Showing

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"Solving for Z"; A Patagonia Film Showing

How much can we gain from the mountains? How much can we lose? Come watch the film "Solving for Z" and join an exclusive, in-person Q&A.

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Patagonia Burlington 191 College Street Burlington, VT 05401

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

"Solving for Z": How much can we gain from the mountains? How much can we lose? Between our own perceptions and the reality of the hazards, how much space exists? And in that gap, how do we decide what we are willing to risk? Solving for Z explores IFMGA guide and father Zahan Billimoria’s relationship to the intoxicating highs and crushing blows of a life in the high-consequence environment of big mountain skiing.

Join us AND Zahan Billimoria in person at the Patagonia Burlington store for the showing of the film and a Q&A with Zahan himself!

  • Doors open at 7pm
  • Film (27 minutes) starts at 7:30pm
  • Q&A begins at 8:00pm

If this event is sold out, walk ins will be welcomed until store capacity is hit. Moreover, chair seating is prioritized for folks with Eventbrite reservations, but there will be standing space available!

We hope to see you there!

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Zahan Billimoria - Patagonia Skiing Ambassador

Zahan has spent his life searching for winter’s magic moments, where steep mountains, deep snow and quiet wilderness are all part of the experience. His passion for human-powered ski exploration has taken him around the globe, and his professional guiding career includes work with Exum Mountain Guides and Teton Gravity Research to lead remote first descents and teach freeride athletes high-level avalanche and technical skills. Zahan also owns and operates Samsara Mountain Training, which specializes in skiing and climbing exploration of the world’s greatest alpine playgrounds.

As a dedicated climber, Zahan embraces long free routes as readily as hard redpoints and sees the intense “in-the-moment” focus of climbing as a perfect complement to the all-day efforts of big-mountain skiing.