NATHAN BURNS

Nath

Burns

Nath is our media man, our online education wizard, our resident problem-solver and a water-mad surfer, spearo and bodybasher!

He is a Registered Paramedic, the Founder of Backpacker Medics, a Director of Austere Risk and has spent the majority of his adult life on the road and in the outdoors- either travelling, guiding expeditions or working in Outdoor Education. Somewhere along the line he decided a change of career was needed and he became a Paramedic- working in metro, rural and austere settings for more than 10 years. He has led countless wilderness medical trips to far-flung places like Nepal, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea.  

He holds university degrees in Paramedicine and Journalism and has formal training in Major Incident Management and Advanced Wilderness Life Support.

He has a deep interest in the physiology, psychology and dynamics of teamwork and leadership and is always looking for ways to further his understanding in this area.

He is slowly trying to master the intricacies of woodworking, is an avid mountain biker, a life-long surfer, a coffee-nut, a doting father/husband and a proud Tasmanian.

@tassienath