South America Trip Leader
Where were you born and where did you grow up?
Born and raised in Turkey. I have also lived in the USA, Costa Rice, Honduras, and Spain. I'm currently living in Chilean Patagonia.
Music, Cinema, Biking, Kayaking, Carpentry.
I am quite good with languages. I have also written articles for some magazines and translated books from English and Spanish to Turkish.
What’s been your greatest outdoor adventure to date?
There are two that I remember particularly. One is a 10 day rafting expedition in Honduras Mosquitia area. The other one was a 10 day Sea Kayak expedition in Chilean fjords, czanal de las Montanas area.
What did you do before discovering a passion for guiding?
I was a university student (studying philosophy) and a translator.
Describe a life experience that has shaped you today:
The moment I started hiking trips when I was still a student. And I also still remember the first day I sat in a raft.
"Cahit was outstanding and made the trip very enjoyable. He went the distance to accommodate our requests. He is also very knowledgeable about all of the activities and made sure everyone's needs were attended.”David Hobbs (North Augusta, South Carolina, United States) Condor Jan 15 2017
“Cahit was awesome! Really went out of his way to accommodate our needs."Colleen Santori (North Mankato, Minnesota, United States) Condor Nov 20 2016
“Cahit (Jay) was warm, personable, knowledgeable and responsive to all my questions and quirks. I also want to commend Anna, the section guide for the Torres del Paine segment, who likewise was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.”Andy Zipser (Mint Spring, Virginia, United States) Condor Jan 15 2017