New Zealand Guide
Katie was born in Kaitaia but spent most of her life living in Queenstown and Christchurch, so considers herself to be a southerner. Aside from a charming Kiwi accent, she also knows a touch of French - not specifically helpful down here in New Zealand, but great if we launch 'Active Adventures France' one day! Katie is obsessed with Roger Federer, and enjoys three of New Zealand's popular ball sports - netball, basketball and tennis. She also (luckily) loves tramping.
We asked Katie what her greatest outdoor achievement has been and she described her experience completing the Oxfam Trailwalker in 2013, finishing "quite deliriously exhausted" with a sneaking suspicion she'd managed to sleep walk the last 5km! She was stoked to finish with her entire team together more or less in one piece.
Favourite quote: "To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield." Possibly from a poem by Ulysses, these are the words on the cross in Antarctica that mark where Captain Scott died on his return journey from the South Pole.