Meet Cate Burnett

Women’s River Rites Guide

Cate has a deep and soulful connection to wild places and all those who live there. She is a naturalist, wildlife tracker and wilderness guide, having spent over 25 years leading expeditions in the PNW and Hawaii. Her devotion to honoring the ‘wild and untamed’ stirrings within herself lends enthusiasm and passion to those she guides in the unfolding of deep self-reflection and discovery. She has trained with the School of Lost Borders, Rite of Passage Journeys and Animas Valley Institute and holds certifications in Wildlife Track & Sign, Native Plant Studies and is a Leave No Trace Instructor and Wilderness First Responder.

Additional skill set:

  • Leave No Trace Instructor
  • Ultra-Light Backpacker
    -Training-Andrew Skurka Foundations course
    -Long distance trekking (Norway, Sierra’s, PNW)
  • AIARE level I – Avalanche Training
    -Telemark & Nordic skier
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Wilderness Guide – 25+ years (rafting and trekking=PNW & Hawaii)
    -Chinook Expeditions
    -Women’s Wilderness Institute
  • Naturalist – Mt. Rainier NP backcountry ranger/ river trip leader-Wild Edibles Course
  • Wildlife Tracker
    -Track and Sign Level III – Wilderness Awareness School
  • Vision Fast Guide
    -Guide Training-School of Lost Borders (2015)
    -Apprentice Guide- Rite of Passage Journey’s (2012)
    -Wild Women Soul Adventures (started my own ROP wilderness-based business)