Danny O'Farrell

Danny O’Farrell

Kayak Guide

Danny O’Farrell is a natural resource management specialist, biologist and wilderness guide with over 15 years of experience in a variety of areas related to marine and freshwater fisheries, wildlife, forestry, traditional knowledge mapping, environmental consulting, natural resource management and ecotourism.

Danny has been involved in many different projects across North America and Iceland with indigenous groups, government and private sectors. He also completed the first biological study of its kind, regarding the potential impacts on the range expansion of European Flounder, Platichthys flesus, on native salmonid populations in the Westfjords of Iceland due to influences of climate change.

Danny has experience working as a hiking, skiing and kayaking guide in Iceland, Canada and West Papua. He is an experienced climber, recording numerous first ascents in both rock and ice throughout Canada and Iceland. He established one of the longest sport climbing routes in Canada in the summer of 2018 and recorded over 20 first ascents of new waterfall ice climbs along the West Coast of Canada in the last few years. He is also an avid surfer and has pioneered new breaks along the North-west coast of Iceland Westfjords region.

When Danny is not traveling and guiding, he is a fisheries biologist focusing his efforts on salmon restoration and ecology in Canada’s pacific northwest working with indigenous and governmental organisations.