Dorthe Beldal

Director, Northern Europe, Operations Manager & Guide

Dorthe is from Copenhagen, where she spent 5 years as an architectural technologist creating environmentally friendly houses. She discovered her love of trekking following a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain and trailed that new passion to South America on a back-packing trip. In Patagonia she immediately fell in love with the region – and her Chilean partner – and decided to stay. Dorthe earned a diploma in CEQUA Southern Ecosystems, Wilderness First Response, and is a member of the Puerto Natales guide association. She is currently studying Shinrin Yoku, the transformative concept of “forest bathing,” given her love of simply walking through the hills and savoring the color, the sweeping sky, the light and the vegetation, absorbing a deep connection with nature. Enjoying the simple things allows for her, and her clients, to realize that problems that feel big in everyday life are not really that big at all. She now has a Danish-Chilean daughter, who she likes to bring to the outdoors. 

“Nature inspires us to have very deep conversations, and during a trip there is time to connect to each other and to the place. I love experiencing “wow” moments in people’s eyes and hearts.”