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Kim Mathieu

Assistant Wilderness Medical Instructor, Expedition Guide, Naturalist Guide

From Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Québec, Kim complements the expedition team with her zealous curiosity and keen sense of awareness. She specializes as a polar expedition guide, French linguist, and naturalist. She has guided trips in Antarctica, northern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and Svalbard, and she is trained to assess risk in these harsh environments.

Kim is finishing her master’s degree in Geography at the University of Ottawa. She works on reducing the extremely high cost of food in Inuit communities and other northern Indigenous communities. She has an interest in better understanding the relationships between nature and human health, such as the links between food and wildlife conservation, and why we all feel better after a great day rafting!

Kim brings environmental stewardship into her responsibilities as a guide. She volunteers for clean seas projects, hosts shoreline cleanups, and is a volunteer in her hometown’s conservation group. In her spare time, she loves to ride her motorcycle and to practice circus arts, specifically aerial silks.