Aidan Goldie


aka Maple (Field Instructor)

Where did you go to college and what did you study?
University of Colorado Boulder – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Standing on top of mountains. 

If you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

What is your first thought when you wake up in the morning?
How much longer can I sleep until I absolutely have to wake up?

If you could visit any place in the world where would you go?
Patagonia – Tierra del Fuego  

If you could eat dinner with any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Sir Ernest Shackleton. His expedition to Antarctica holds to be one of the best adventure stories of all time, and one that would be amazing to hear firsthand.  

Who is your environmental hero?
German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt created the way we understand nature today. Humboldt was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. He influenced many subsequent scientists and naturalists like John Muir, Charles Darwin, and many others. 

What is your favorite inspirational quotation?
“The best adventures answer questions that you didn’t even think to ask.”

What color is your aura?
Forest Green

Describe your most embarrassing wilderness experience.
Emergency blue bag used while tied into a rope team while traveling on a glacier. 

What is your favorite article of clothing?
Darn Tough Socks