‘Solving for Z’ Is a Stunning Film That Helps You Prepare for High-Risk Excursions
Professional mountain guide Zahan Billimoria has been through a lot in the high country, both physically and emotionally. Patagonia reveals his journey in a new documentary called Solving for Z, A Calculus of Risk. The short film follows Billimoria on ski and climbing expeditions in stunning terrain and in his hometown of Jackson, WY, illuminating the tough lessons that come with a high-risk lifestyle. Rarely is personal narrative used in such an actionable manner. Exploring the gap between perceived risk and actual risk, the film hammers home essential techniques to prepare for and stay safe in the backcountry. Here are the biggest takeaways from the film to apply to your own outdoor adventures.