As a certified gear junkie, Darren began his love of the outdoors roaming around the outskirts of Broken Hill where he grew up. During these years his appreciation for the Australian Outback, the native wildlife and immense landscapes grew stronger over time. He moved to Adelaide in the early nineties and was introduced to the Scout Outdoor Centre by a friend, where amazed by the range of cool outdoor gear that the Scout Shop offered.
With the help of his addiction to all things lightweight and techy, he ventured into the realm of multi-day bushwalking some years ago and has not looked back. From the spectacular landscapes of Tasmania’s Overland Track, coastal vistas around Victoria’s Wilson Promontory to the dramatic coastal terrain of South Australia’s own Kangaroo Island, Australia has everything to inspire his imagination – and the wildlife is pretty awesome as well.
Interests: Camp, Hike, Live
Christine was born in Port Augusta in the mid north and lived there for the first few years of her life. In 1973 her father received a job as the Town Manager of an Aboriginal settlement called Nepabunna approximately (599km from Adelaide) for approximately 3 years. In 1976 she moved to Adelaide with her family. Christine became involved with scouting when her oldest went and watched a theatre production ‘Adelaide Gang’ and she has never looked back. Christine is now involved in a number of theatre productions that perform in Adelaide ‘Comedy Capers’ and the youth theatre programe ‘Scout Shouts’, and she has also been involved as a Cub Leader at Northfield and then a Committee Chairperson of Northridge Para Vista. Christine loves spending time with her children who are growing up too fast, with her eldest being 23 and her youngest now having just turned 16.
Interests: Camp, Climb, Live
Caleb moved from England in 2007 and has loved living in the Adelaide Hills since. He discovered his love for hiking when he completed the Larapinta Trail (the first of two times) with his dad in 2017, and decided to pursue a career in the outdoors following this experience.
Caleb has just finished his first year at university, studying a Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Education, majoring in Outdoor Recreation, and has started leading with his local scout group. When he’s not hiking, you’ll find Caleb editing his hiking YouTube videos (please check them out!), slacklining, climbing at the crag, or simply talking about climbing. He also enjoys wildlife and landscape photography, and has a beautiful pet python.
Edda was born and lives in Adelaide. She has a Bachelor Degree in Ecotourism from Flinders University.
She spent one of her industry placements in Davenport, Tasmania and finished a 5-day Overland Track hike, visiting the snow-capped Cradle Mountain on New Year’s Eve and having pizza in the bush were the highlights. She has a passion for gardening and loves any opportunity to get out into nature and see what bird and plant species she can identify. Edda joined the Scout Outdoor Centre/Exurbia team in 2021 and works as Administrator/Scout Uniform Shop Sales.
Interests: Camp, Climb, Live
Ryan Gaskon is originally from Central Australia. He grew up living in remote National Parks, developing his love for the outdoors. He is fortunate to have travelled all over Australia pursuing his passion for the outdoors since graduating high school.
He is a qualified Climbing and Hiking Guide and has done many iconic Australian walks – including the Larapinta Trail, the Great South West walk in Victoria and the Carnarvon Gorge Great Walk in Queensland.
Rock climbing is Ryan’s true passion and has been climbing for half of his life, in any and every style – from Trad at Moonarie, to Sport in the Blue Mountains and a series of hard First Ascents in my home of Central Australia. He has competed in climbing at a high level, both locally and internationally, with multiple Junior titles and Open Podiums to his name.
Ryan’s other passions include writing science fiction novels and caring for his pet snakes in his spare time.
He’s been with the Scout Outdoor Centre/Exurbia team for a little over a year. He is one of our climbing gear specialists and loves nothing more than sharing his passion with like-minded customers.
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