BEN Kain has always been more interested in tuning in to the natural world than to a television.
Growing up as an only child, Ben often found himself spending time in the outdoors exploring and developing a keen love for the environment during family camping trips.
“I was pretty lucky while I was growing up, my parents were teachers so every school holidays we would go camping with their friends,” the Wangaratta man said.
“Ever since I can remember we were off for two or three weeks at a time exploring all different corners of Australia.
“I find those places just fascinating, you can look at a simple tree and a whole story will unfold.”
Ben spent the last 12 years taking groups on wilderness expeditions for 30 to 90 days at a time to help them develop important outdoor skills.