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Cat Kearsley

About Cat Kearsley

Sea Kayak Guide
You may also see Cat in the following role(s): Paddle Excursion Support and Expedition Guide

When not working in the Polar Regions or exploring remote parts of the world, Cat lives in the outdoor mecca of Wanaka, New Zealand. Adventure has always been a prominent part of Cat’s life, and in 2010 she turned her passion into a career by earning a Bachelor of Outdoor Education and Adventure Recreation. Since then, she has worked in various roles in the outdoor adventure industry in New Zealand, the United States, Norway and the United Kingdom. In 2017, Cat first worked in the Polar Regions where she realized the wild, untamed, and remote corners of the earth had found a place in her heart.

Cat is qualified as a polar guide by the Polar Tourism Guides Association and has received four awards from the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association in sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking, rock climbing and bush boats. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Environmental Science and will continue her studies to complete a Master of Psychology.

The highlight of polar guiding for Cat is sharing precious and life-changing experiences with guests while the magic of the Polar Regions is unveiled around them.

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