Chris Stevens - Marketing Manager, Guide
Chris is PNG Trekking Adventures WWll Historian Guide along Kokoda. He is extremely knowledgeable about the WWII history within PNG, having spent many hundreds of hours in the Australian War Memorial reference centre, researching and mapping the multitude of PNG WWII campaigns. His battlefield tours are a rich blend of historical context intermixed with poetry, stories and cultural immersion.
Chris began working for PNG Trekking Adventures in 2005 after embarking on a personal PNG discovery trip, tracing the history of his grandfather, a Captain in the Signal/Survey Corp during WWII in Papua New Guinea. It did not take long for him to fall in love with the country, and that desire to share the diverse and enriching qualities of PNG with others became a passion.
Chris is well travelled within the Adventure Tourism field. He participates in Adventure Racing and Ultra-Marathon running as a past-time. Chris’ Melbourne based Mapping and Consultancy Company was responsible for surveying and producing the 2011 Kokoda Track Trekker Map for the Kokoda Track Authority and the Australian Government. This was as a result of Chris’ experience, knowledge and expertise of the Kokoda Track and Papua New Guinea.
Chris is a qualified Wilderness Emergency Responder (the highest Wilderness First Aid qualification possible) and is trained to an Emergency Medical Technician level. On top of this Chris is a Surf Lifesaving Gold medallion holder and holds a qualification to administer Methoxyflurane (pain relief). You can be rest assured that your safety and care will be of paramount importance when under Chris' care. Chris comes to PNG Trekking Adventures with a plethora of qualifications. Apart from multiple Bachelor degrees in Sport Science, Education and Commerce, Chris is a qualified teacher and has worked for some of Melbourne's most prestigious private schools. He has led outdoor education trips and experiential journeys alike around the world.