The last few places for the new Polar Medicine course in New Zealand are available on a first-come first-serve basis. The course is based near Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island deep within the stunningly beautiful Southern Alps.
The course will feature a presentation by Marcus Walters, famous for sea kayaking around the coast of South Georgia, the Antarctic Peninsula and most recently for crossing Greenland on skis.
24 October 2011 to 08 November 2011
Marcus Waters| A biography;
Marcus comes from a family of adventurers: his father was a former deputy director at New Zealand´s Outward Bound school and his brother Sean named NZ 2006 ‘Mountaineer of the Year’. Whilst Marcus has climbed, paddled and skied all over the world it is as much the emotional draw of wild places that leads him to adventure as the physical pursuit.
As a founding member of the Adventure Philosophy team he has shaped the team´s philosophy and values enabling their successful ‘world first’ adventures beyond their initial 2001 kayak traverse of the Antarctic Peninsula. His leadership, strategic view and planning ability ensure Adventure Philosophy expeditions turn up to the right starting line with the right kit. He spent many years management consulting and now works as a Human Resource Manager with the Christchurch City Council.
He has a special talent for turning lessons learnt in the wild into life changing presentations and principles for individuals and motivational practices for businesses. His charitable work includes the Adventure Philosophy Gore-tex Good for Life youth scholarship and is Chairman of the Canterbury, Westland Te Araroa Trust (establishing a walking trail the lenght of NZ).
He balances the carbon footprint he creates through his adventures with the thousands of trees he and his partner and two children have planted on their bit of land outside Christchurch.
Wilderness Medicine CME accredited training courses.