Becs (Rebecca) is excited to be returning to the Antarctic and to have the best job on the ship, Kayak Guiding. Becs is an Outdoor Educator from New Zealand, with a passion for adventure, and helping others discover and develop. She has a strong interest in the Polar areas, kayaking and adventures. She has spent many years leading and instructing groups in a variety of outdoor activities, such as kayaking, hiking and rock climbing. Outward Bound, New Zealand is one of the places where Becs has spent time working, along with her current role as an Outdoor Education Tutor at a Polytechnic, in Greymouth, New Zealand where she trains outdoor instructors in a variety of pursuits and outdoor skills.
Becs is also a Registered Nurse, Dairy farmer and Wilderness First Aid Tutor. She enjoys trail running and has been a regular competitor in many mountain runs and ultra marathons in New Zealand, including a long run the length (2200 km) of New Zealand, promoting the adopt a highway concept to help reduce rubbish dumped along the roadside. When she isn't kayaking in polar areas, leading groups in the New Zealand outdoors, or milking cows, Becs and her dog Bess, can be found running in the hills, paddling the local river or working on her land in Hokitika on the West Coast of New Zealand.