Originally from Peel Forest and now residing in Wanaka, New Zealand, Brenda is no stranger to life in the mountains. She has spent the last 20 years working as both a trekking guide and in the ski industry as Head Ski Patroller at Wanaka's premier resort, Treble Cone. She now also works for the Department of Conservation looking after their avalanche safety program associated with the Great Walks in Fiordland.
Brenda's years as a trekking guide have seen her touring with groups throughout New Zealand's South Island, exploring our scenic tourist hotspots and beyond into the backcountry guiding treks into our spectacular New Zealand mountains. Her guiding has also seen her travel numerous times to Nepal where she has climbed Island Peak and trekked to Everest Base Camp four times, including once all the way from Jiri. She has also guided for AC on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak.
In her down-time Brenda likes to spend time in the hills, biking, skiing and swimming in the lake.