Life before Swoop
Prior to joining Swoop, I spent five unforgettable years working as a trekking guide in Torres del Paine National Park, mainly guiding the W Trek and the O Circuit Trek. Although guiding was my dream job, I knew it wasn’t for forever, so after the 2019/20 season, I started looking for a new challenge that would allow me to use my expertise and passion for Patagonia in a different way – and let me sleep in my own bed!
Apart from exploring Patagonia’s vast and magnificent landscapes, I love to swim, ride horses, crochet, drink coffee, play soccer, work out, practice yoga and eat delicious food!
My Patagonian experience
It was during 2012 that I took my first solo adventure down to Patagonia to complete the O Circuit Trail in Torres del Paine National Park. The blustering wind, torrential rains, pebble-sized hail and warming sun was invigorating and I had never felt more alive. It only took me four years to realize that I was addicted to the always-changing, wild Patagonia weather, so I decided to quit my job as an English teacher and just move there!
I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to guide inside Torres del Paine National Park and I have made beautiful memories with amazing people from all over the world. Having travelled to other world-renowned trekking destinations during my off-season months, there has been no other place in the world that inspires me and makes my jaw drop as Patagonia does.
To me, Patagonia is home and although I am not physically on the trails as much these days, I am hoping to continue guiding others in seeing, feeling and understanding this region as I do.
Day to day at Swoop
I work as a Patagonia Specialist as part of Swoop’s global team and I’m constantly trying to get customers to come down and visit me in Patagonia!
My main goal is to set customers up with the most epic, unforgettable adventure of their lifetime. Since I’m based in Patagonia, I can also offer the most up-to-date information on what’s going on around town.
Why I love Patagonia
Having travelled from the highest peaks of the Himalayas to the Arctic fjords of Norway, to me, there is no place as beautiful and dramatic as Patagonia. Whether I’m trekking through Dientes de Navarino or galloping through the windswept pampa like a Chilean cowgirl, Patagonia has endless opportunities for adventure. The wild, unpredictable weather, along with its diverse and pristine mountain backdrops, make Patagonia an ideal destination for any outdoor enthusiast and, well, that’s why I stayed!
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The next adventure
Aysen, Aysen, Aysen!
The Aysen region in Chilean Patagonia remains fairly unknown and many places are still left to be explored. Now that I am living in Coyhaique in Aysen, I am keen to make the most of it with adventures through the region I call home, whether it be by foot, horseback or kayak. Let’s go!