Graham is one of New Zealand’s most versatile outdoor professionals. With over thirty years professional outdoor experience and qualifications to the highest levels he continues to share his passion for adventure, leadership and the outdoors with clients and students around the world.
Graham is the President and Founder of the Polar Tourism Guides Association, an international standards and assessing body for polar guides.
He lives fully by his adventure principles and in any year can be found in charge of small ship expeditions to the Antarctic, Canadian and Norwegian Arctic, training polar guides in field-craft, leadership and situational management, teaching whitewater kayaking in California and New Zealand, teaching leadership and running Leadership Ventures for Wharton Business School and generally exploring remote and inaccessible parts of the globe.
A former national representative in whitewater slalom racing he has climbed, paddled and adventured in many countries and pioneered new rock routes, ascents in the mountains and descents of rivers in NZ. Graham was the Chief Instructor at the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre for five years.
His vision and passion for sharing the values of adventure and an active lifestyle have firmly established him as a re-known international adventurer. He has completed world first expeditions sea kayaking the length of the Antarctic Peninsula, traversing the Darwin Cordillera, and the first sea kayak circumnavigation of Sth Georgia. He has skied across the Greenland Ice cap, kayaked and climbed around the Nussuaq Peninsula in western Greenland and traversed Oscar II land in Spitsbergen.
When not doing any of this he and his wife Elissa and daughter Isla enjoy their time climbing, paddling, cycling and skiing from their homes in Bozeman, Montana and Wanaka, New Zealand.
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