Get Your Ass Into Nature started as silly way for founder, Aidan Weltner, and his friends to break the rules a bit on a school trip to Yellowstone National Park. After having a few more trips naked in the woods, Weltner realized the power of the experience and what it was doing to his self-confidence and connection to the world around him. He quickly tried encouraging more people to try similar experiences and, being a photographer, he documented them all with funny images that tried to capture the feeling. When he started posting these images on Instagram, the movement was born. Learn more about the formation of GYAIN in Weltner’s TEDx talk below.
Aidan Weltner grew up in Boise, ID and always had a deep connection to the outdoors. He started mountain biking, skiing and backpacking at a young age and continues to enjoy the outdoors on a daily basis where he lives in Bozeman, MT. Professionally, Weltner is a web designer and developer at his company, Cottontail Creative. He also considers himself a semi-professional bike mechanic, an entrepreneur and a half-way decent photographer. His number one love is mountain biking but he also enjoys snowboarding, camping, hunting, fishing, climbing, running, good movies, and fire memes. All of which he thinks are best enjoyed with his closest friends.
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