Keith has come onboard for many trips in the last few years. Southy has worked alongside Keith at Tai Poutini Polytech where he tutors students on a number of outdoor pursuits. One of the great things about Keith is that he is as happy in the mountains as he is on a river. His name is legendary in kayaking circles for his descents of some of the toughest runs in New Zealand, many of them being first ascents. Keith also lives on the South Island’s West Coast. This means that for a West Coast river trip, we’re able to access one of the very best industry leaders.
The West Coast’s proximity to some of the planet’s most wild and pristine rivers is the reason I call Peel Forest home. Working with Hidden Valleys gives me a unique opportunity to show others a world otherwise inaccessible, and to enjoy a truly traditional Kiwi adventure.