martin rickard

ISKGA Advanced Guide / Technical Advisor


Telephone: +44 1806 577 379

Base of operation: Shetland

Martin is based in Shetland but specialises in expeditions in East Greenland. In 2000 Martin first visited Greenland, guiding for a schools expedition visiting Angmagssalik. This was the area Gino Watkins explored in the 1930’s.  Needless to say he got the bug and went back in 2002 / 2004 to paddle to Lake Fjord where Watkins died in 1932. 

In 2006 he put a team together for an unsupported journey down 700 miles of uninhabited Bluesville coast from Scoresbysund to Angmagssalik. In 2008 Martin established a permanent kayak base in Tasiilaq – Angmagssalik and now every summer specialises in guided / supported kayak expeditions.

Martin has considerable local knowledge, gained over 18 years of exploring and guiding in this area.  His bespoke expeditions cater for paddlers of all levels, looking to experience the wonders of paddling on the east coast of Greenland. This is still a very remote, wild and unspoilt area, where western influences have had little impact and life is dictated by the flow of the seasons.  

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Martin Rickard

Advanced Guide and Technical Advisor

ISKGA - Advanced Guide/Technical Advisor
Module Date Trainer/Assessor Tick
Advanced Guide Observation 2015-03-26 Sea Kayaking Cornwall
VHF License 2014-04-02
Coaching BC Lvl 2 Coach, EPP Lvl 4 (Red) Assessor
First Aid 2015-02-15 NARS Beach Lifeguard
Continued Professional Development
First Aid & CPD Log
Module Provided Modules
Advanced Skills
Advanced Planning
Advanced Leadership
Coastal Guide Observation
Coastal Skills
Coastal Observation
Coastal Planning
Coastal Leadership
Incident Management
Sea Survival