HOMETOWN: Auckland, New Zealand
FAVORITE RIVER: Loves any wild ride on big whitewater!
BIO: New Zealand-born guide Shane Cruikshank learned to love the outdoors while growing up in Queensland, Australia, where he camped, fished, and surfed. Shane’s love for water continued into whitewater rafting, and he began raft guiding in 1996 after moving to Austria. Since then, Shane has also guided in New Zealand and Colorado. During the winter months, Shane works for Beaver Creek and the Ritz Carlton as a private snowboard and ski instructor. In his time off, he surfs around the world while practicing his fluent German, his pretty-fluent Indonesian, and some dodgy Swedish.