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Sho Fujiwara

Sho Fujiwara
Sho is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School and lives in Brooklyn, NY. While his professional focus is on analytics and product management, he is also passionate about music and plays guitar and synth in Drop Electric, a post-rock band from Washington, D.C.

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Lessons from the Alpine Pass: Columbia Business School Student Goes to Chile

By Sho Fujiwara on May 10, 2018
Classmate Oly looks at his feet and looks back on the alpine pass. Photo by Sho Fujiwara.

On the sixth day of our eight-day expedition in the Aysén Region of Chilean Patagonia, we traversed what we called the “alpine pass,” a rocky, snow-speckled valley a mile above sea level. The rain on the pass was cold, almost icy, and the wind blew it horizontally into our faces as we hiked. It was not unlike some winter storms I experienced growing up in Chicago, where the wind blows so cold and strong that a direct gust leaves you gasping for breath. My usual reaction to that kind of weather is to bundle up and steel myself to endure it until it mercifully goes away (or avoid it all together by moving away from Chicago).

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Topics: Leadership Skills, tolerance for adversity and uncertainty, NOLS Patagonia, Columbia Business School, Backpacking, NOLS Custom Education, Stories, Student Stories, Leadership