σκοπιά

Skopia is the personal blog of Nate Wilairat. Skopia is Ancient Greek for lookout-place, watchtower, or peak.

We live in an information age. The issues we face today are complex and often buried in the deluge of information we sift through every day. Skopia aims to tell some of these important and overlooked stories.

About Nate

Skopia is the personal website of Nate Wilairat. I am a graduate student in statistics at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. I'm also an enthusiastic if intermediate climber. My climbing accomplishments include: Pico de Orizaba, Mont Blanc, Mt. Rainier, Forbidden Peak, Prusik Peak,  Mt. Baker, Mt. Adams, Mt. Shasta, Black Peak (WA), Cosmiques Arête, assorted climbs on the Snow Creek Wall, and many crags, smaller peaks, and boulders.

I was born and raised in Berkeley, CA and attended Pomona College in Claremont, CA, where I received my B.A. in Environmental Analysis and minored in Biology. I am 4th-generation Japanese-American and 2nd-generation Thai.

I put together a video of my climbs and travels in 2015. I think it's more entertaining than most videos of this type.