Meet Our Summer Hiking Guides – Nat Segal
Part time professional skier, part time film producer and part time hiking guide, Nat Segal always has a plate full of exciting occupations. But you would never guess she’s the busy type upon meeting her. Nat never misses the chance for a good chat, and can contribute high quality information on topics ranging from Anime films, gardening, funny animal memes, art history and more. Nat cut her teeth working at Whitecap in 2020 as a trail builder and lodge cook, but since completing her ACMG Apprentice Hiking Guide certification, she is now joining the guiding team.
Name: Nat Segal.
Born: Melbourne, AUS.
Home base: Revelstoke, BC.
Most incredible place you have hiked (not including Whitecap): Northern Norway and the Selkirk Mountains in BC.
Favourite hiking snack: A good alpine sandwich. Standing on a ridge line, taking in the view with a sandwich full of deliciousness is where it is at! I also have a bomb margarita energy ball recipe that hits the spot on a warm, sweaty hike.
Favourite BC wild flower and why: Western Anemone a.k.a white pasqueflower or hippie heads. I love when it goes to seed and resembles a plant straight out of a Dr Seuss book , they’re gorgeous and surreal at the same time. You usually find them in the alpine so it feels special when you get up high enough to see them.
Biggest hiking fail you have made: Not wearing wet weather gear in wet bushes hiking into camp. I was soaked from head to toe for the next 12 hours.
Best hiking hack: Slow and steady wins the race.