2022 recipients: Chiara Durfeld, Hayden ManwelI, EsteIle Pensiero

Hayden ManwelI

Growing up in the Kootenays, I’ve always loved being in the outdoors. Starting on the guiding path has brought me closer and more connected to the mountains in which I call home. Sharing these places and experiences with others has brought me so much joy. The path to becoming a guide is not an easy one. Filled with hard work, long days and nights, dedication, and financial hardship. The NMCBDF has enabled me to progress further into the industry by supporting me to register into the CSGA level 2 where I hope to become an assistant guide. It’s a long road, but I am so thankful to have even more support with me along this journey. Thank you!