5 MINS WITH KURT LEITCH

A little Q&A with one of Outdoor Interlaken's guides.

Q & A

So, what’s your name and where are you from?
Kurt Leitch, Aberfeldy Scotland

How long have you been at Outdoor Interlaken?
Since 2013

Where do you call home these days?
I travel around a lot so I'm not sure anymore.

Where else have you worked in the last five years?
New Zealand, Nepal, Canada, Ecuador, Morocco, India, Honduras, Peru, Costa Rica, Switzerland

What languages do you speak?
- Scottish
- English
- Spanish
- Bits of German and Nepali

How did you become a guide?
My old man has a rafting company, he was the first commercial raft guide in Scotland

What is the worst job you ever had and how long did you stick it out?
Cleaning Chalets when I was 14, lasted two weeks.

What are your top 3 holiday destinations and why?
I never go on holiday, I always work. But work is kind of a holiday.

What, in your opinion, is so special about Interlaken?
It's a big playground and everyone is here to have fun.

Apart from working for Outdoor Interlaken, what is your favourite thing to do in Switzerland?
Hiking, exploring, socialising.

Have you ever had someone famous on your trip?
German Football Bundesliga Team Fortuna Düsseldorf

What is the most memorable expedition you have made?
A two weeks jungle expedition in the La Moskitia region of Honduras.

What do you love most about your job?
Being outdoors, meeting lots of good people and showing them a good time.

Thanks for your time, what are you off to do now?
Have some beers and enjoy the sun down.

Kurt Leitch drinking from an ancient tea mug

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