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Cameron Walker

About Cameron Walker

Lead Mountain Guide & Quark Academy Trainer


Cam was lucky enough to grow up with lots of family adventures spent tramping and sailing, which instilled his passion for the outdoors. After a 5-year stint as a chef, Cam changed career paths in 2007, studying outdoor leadership. He has worked in a range of outdoor educational roles, instructing and leading a wide range of technical pursuits, including mountain and rock climbing, and whitewater and sea kayaking. In 2012, Cam spent 12 months on the Sub Antarctic Macquarie Island as part of a pest-eradication program. Living and working in such a remote and stunning environment was a privilege and an amazing experience.

Based in Queenstown, New Zealand, Cam is a contract mountain and rock instructor/guide. This involves delivering technical instruction and outdoor leadership training to many tertiary providers and guiding companies. He also works as a safety consultant, providing technical expert services for the adventure tourism industry.

During his time off, Cam is an avid adventurer, from sea kayaking New Zealand’s Fiordland coastline to going on a mountaineering expedition to Patagonia.

Cam has spent 3 seasons in the Antarctic, working as a ski and mountain guide as well as a Quark Academy trainer and 1 season in the Arctic as a paddle guide. He feels fortunate to be able to guide people and share experiences in such an amazing environment. Cam looks forward to meeting more great people and sharing more experiences in these incredible Polar Regions.