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Rebecca Dryland

Kayak Guide

Becs feels privileged to paddle and explore in remote Polar Regions as a kayak guide. An outdoor educator from New Zealand, she has 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. Becs has spent time working with Outward Bound (New Zealand). In her current role as an outdoor education tutor at a polytechnic in Greymouth, New Zealand, she trains upcoming outdoor instructors in 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 (1,367 miles/2,200 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 local rivers or working on her land in Hokitika, on the west coast of New Zealand.