"Wilderness Medicine: A neurological explanation and psychoanalysis on being lost, then found, and, factors that determines who lives and dies," by Kimery Duda
Whether skiing off piste in Whistler, going for summit on Mt Everest, mountain biking in Moab, surfing in Indonesia, or going for a short day hike in Big Bend, humans often become disoriented with their surroundings. Our end state - whether we live or die and whether we find our way home or stay lost - depends on a multitude of neurological, emotional, behavioral, and physical transformations that will ultimately break down and/or fire in the human brain.
Kimery Duda splits time between Austin and the backcountry. Her training in wilderness medicine, trauma, surf rescue, whitewater training and expeditionary leadership combined with her tenure of pro guiding and teaching fuels her passion of safety and education. Founder of The Expedition School, EMS Coordinator for Westlake Fire Department, Co-Chair of the Central Texas Water Safety Coalition - she works with a diverse population on a -local, -state, -national and -international level. When not chasing surf, powder, or whitewater, she is training Costa Rican Park Rangers in the Osa Peninsula, pro guides for the American Alpine Club, surf and SUP schools - and the community of Austin.