By Tasha Impey
Located on the West Coast of the South Island, Gorge River is the quintessential Kiwi spot: isolated, green, coastal and idyllic. For Chris, Gorge River was home for most of his life - living off the land with his family with little interaction with the mainland. Craving something more, Chris went to Mt Aspiring college to finish his schooling and his since ended up travelling the world. One of his recurring ports of call is Antarctica, where he works as a field Trainer - teaching visitors how to survive safely in the rough conditions of the icy continent.