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October 19, 2023 The Ski Moms Season 3 Episode 12
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AD FREE Ski Moms Connect with Mardi Fuller a Backcountry Adventurer Working to Bring Inclusivity to the Outdoors
Oct 19, 2023 Season 3 Episode 12
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In this episode, we talk with Mardi Fuller, a backcountry adventurer, who lives in Boston where she works as a nonprofit communications director and volunteers with the local Outdoor Afro network. Mardi has appeared in Outside Magazine, the BBC, PBS and NPR. We talk with Mardi about making the outdoors more accessible to everyone!  Mardi grew up in New York in a Jamaican-American family. She tells us about her early ski experiences as a child and young adult with her church groups - which ended with a broken ankle. 

Then a few winters ago, Mardi was at the right place and time in her life to really start getting back into winter adventuring and skiing. She’s at a place in her career where she has the time and resources to get to the mountains more often.  And with the support and guidance from her friends in Boston, she’s fallen in love with backcountry skiing (also known as skinning or ski touring). Mardi tells us about the alpine touring (AT) equipment she uses to get uphill and earn her turns. And Mardi’s clear, she is enjoying moderate terrain and not outrunning avalanches.  

We learn about Mardi’s first mountain hiking experiences in college and how those experiences led to her lifelong love of the outdoors. We were super impressed to hear that Mardi was the first black person to join the Appalachian Mountain Club Four Thousand Footer Club. Mardi passes along her love of the outdoors through a number of programs to that aim to make the outdoors more accessible such as Inclusive Ski Touring and Outdoor Afro. 

Resources:

The Ski Monster Ski Shop (Boston)

Appalachian Mountain Club

AMC 4K Club

Inclusive Ski Touring

Outdoor Afro

If We Want Skiing to Be More Diverse, Let’s Stop Celebrating the “Ski Bum”


Keep up with the Latest from Mardi!

Keep up Instagram: https://instagram.com/wherelocsflyfree

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mardi.fuller

X (Twitter): https://x.com/mardifuller

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Subscriber-only episode

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In this episode, we talk with Mardi Fuller, a backcountry adventurer, who lives in Boston where she works as a nonprofit communications director and volunteers with the local Outdoor Afro network. Mardi has appeared in Outside Magazine, the BBC, PBS and NPR. We talk with Mardi about making the outdoors more accessible to everyone!  Mardi grew up in New York in a Jamaican-American family. She tells us about her early ski experiences as a child and young adult with her church groups - which ended with a broken ankle. 

Then a few winters ago, Mardi was at the right place and time in her life to really start getting back into winter adventuring and skiing. She’s at a place in her career where she has the time and resources to get to the mountains more often.  And with the support and guidance from her friends in Boston, she’s fallen in love with backcountry skiing (also known as skinning or ski touring). Mardi tells us about the alpine touring (AT) equipment she uses to get uphill and earn her turns. And Mardi’s clear, she is enjoying moderate terrain and not outrunning avalanches.  

We learn about Mardi’s first mountain hiking experiences in college and how those experiences led to her lifelong love of the outdoors. We were super impressed to hear that Mardi was the first black person to join the Appalachian Mountain Club Four Thousand Footer Club. Mardi passes along her love of the outdoors through a number of programs to that aim to make the outdoors more accessible such as Inclusive Ski Touring and Outdoor Afro. 

Resources:

The Ski Monster Ski Shop (Boston)

Appalachian Mountain Club

AMC 4K Club

Inclusive Ski Touring

Outdoor Afro

If We Want Skiing to Be More Diverse, Let’s Stop Celebrating the “Ski Bum”


Keep up with the Latest from Mardi!

Keep up Instagram: https://instagram.com/wherelocsflyfree

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mardi.fuller

X (Twitter): https://x.com/mardifuller

Keep up with the Latest from the Ski Moms!
Website:
www.skimomsfun.com
Ski Moms Discount Page:
https://skimomsfun.com/discounts
Ski Moms Ski Rental Homes
Join the 10,000+
Ski Moms Facebook Group
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/skimomsfun

Send us an email and let us know what guests and topics you’d like to hear next!
Sarah@skimomsfun.com
Nicole@skimomsfun.com