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    Katie Gordon

    Katie Gordon

    Adventurous | Determined | Patient

    Mini Bio

    Growing up in Sligo, I spent childhood summers exploring the beaches, lakes and landscapes of the west coast of Ireland, which gave me a love and appreciation for the outdoors that has never left me.

    I studied Mechanical Engineering, then worked in the energy and emissions reduction industry for ten years in the UK before leaving the corporate world to fully pursue my passion for the outdoors and return to living by the coast and mountains.

    I am happiest in, on, or around the water, whatever the weather! I love whitewater kayaking, dunking myself in the sea, attempting to surf, or just wandering on the beach with the sound of the waves crashing beside me. When not immersing myself in the outdoors or adventuring with Bridget the Van, you’ll probably find me cooking or learning how to keep all the vegetables in the polytunnels alive.

    Favourite Place to Play

    The big bouncy rivers in the Scottish Glens.

    Not a lot of People Know This

    I used to teach ballet part-time when I was in school.

    Qualifications Read More
    • Wilderness First Aid Level 3
    • Whitewater Safety and Rescue
    • Mountain Skills 1 & 2
    • Lowland Leader Course
    Biggest Adventure Read More

    I have been lucky enough to travel to some fantastic places for adventure in Europe and further afield over the years. Some of my favourite adventures have been hiking in the Amazon Jungle and the Andes in Peru, rafting in Indonesia and kayaking in Slovenia.

    My most recent big adventure (and favourite adventure to date) was in 2022 when I climbed Kilimanjaro as part of an all-female expedition – it was terrific to meet so many brilliant women to share the experience with. The landscape was so different and beautiful every day – definitely not something I’ll ever forget!

    What Fellow Travellers Say About Katie

    Katie and Brenden were superb in every way. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and provided hiking poles, snacks and directions at every turn. Someone in our group needed to see a doctor and they provided transportation and personal assistance. The trip was an experience of a lifetime.

    Janet Winsor
    Private Hiking and Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 29/06/2024

    Brendan and Katie were amazing. My husband had a health issue and they were both so helpful finding a doctor on a Sunday in a neighboring town. We wouldn’t have known where to start! Katie went over and above and we can’t thank her enough.

    Jane Beveridge
    Private Hiking and Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 25/06/2024

    See previous notes. Guides were better than excellent, they were exceptional exemplary! I felt like I made 2 new friends!

    Corinna Sassano
    Private Hiking and Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 25/06/2024

    Katie and Brendan were enthusiastic and very gracious - felt that they enjoyed not just expounding but sharing their knowledge and familiarity with Ireland. Through them we got an exceptional introduction to Ireland, especially the Wild Atlantic.

    Terry Winsor
    Private Hiking and Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 24/06/2024

    Book a trip with Katie

    Trip / DepartureAvailabilityStatusPriceBook
    Self Guided plus+ Cycling – Connemara & The Burren
    3rd Aug - 9th Aug 2024
    7 place(s) leftGuaranteed 1,980Book Now

    Make Trip Private

    Sometimes it's nice to get family and friends together and travel privately for some quality time. This means you benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides and we'll take care of it all. Then you can make your choice of departures dates and we'll get back to you to finalise the details.

    We work together with our team of guides to decide which departures they lead each year. As part of that, guides provide available dates that they are free to be booked. This means that any of the dates you see in the first field of the form below, could be perfect for your private departure or customised tour.

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