WHO WE ARE
- OUR INSTRUCTORS -
For us, this is much more than just our work, it is a way of life, a way we conduct ourselves every day, a way we continually grow so we develop into the best instructors possible. Ones who walk their own talk and practice what they preach.
All of our instructors have great stories behind them, ones that have led them to be elite athletes and highly skilled and trained in human optimation, psychology, medical, survival, leadership, team building and much more. We look forward to seeing you on a course one day so we can tell you a bit more about ourselves and also learn more about you.
- Director & Lead Instructor -
As an elite athlete, health, performance and survival specialist, Ben’s ultimate passion is working with like-minded groups and individuals teaching the art of performance and survival then translating those skills and mindset strategies across into their chosen profession. When he’s not in the backcountry mountains of Wanaka training with his Alaskan Malamute, Maska, you can usually find him testing new research on human optimisation, survival training and exploring with his family the beautiful region of Wanaka that he calls home. He has worked and trained with fathers and sons through to corporates, professional sports teams, some of the world's best athletes and military personnel.
Dr Greg Emerson
- Director of Medical & Instructor -
A senior emergency physician, ex-professional athlete and sustainable off-grid permaculture farmer. He is originally from Nelson, New Zealand but for the meantime, resides surrounded by the rainforest of the Gold Coast Hinterland. He is an avid skier and qualified dive instructor. He is a member of the Wilderness Medical Society. When not at his medical clinic or tending to his farm, he spends his time exploring the wilderness. He has trained in wilderness survival skills all over Australia including working with ex-Australian Special Forces Personnel.
For our larger and more specialist courses, we also have instructors who are highly trained and have extensive backgrounds in medical, military, high performance and operations and logistics.