Our Guides

Operating expeditions into the wilderness demands a team of professional Mountain Guides with expert experience, knowledge and technical skill.


Sara Freeland

Founder and Mountain Guide

Born out of a passion for the wilderness, Sara created her own adventure company in 2018, which eventually became Australia Summit Tours. Originally trained as a guide in Tasmania, she returned to her home state of NSW to be closer to family. Sara’s love for her job and the environment can be seen in her ability to surprise and enchant even the most experienced of bushwalkers.

When not on the trail, you can find Sara at the beach, reading a good book or planning her next travel adventure. 


  • Certificate III and IV in Adventure Tour Guiding
  • Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
  • Flat Water Kayak Guide
  • Apply First Aid with CPR
  • Wilderness First Aid

Josh Shukor

Founder and Lead Guide

An avid adventurer and knowledgeable tour guide with a real passion for challenging yourself in the remote wilderness.

You’ll be in safe hands as Josh is an experienced and passionate hiker, skilled in multi day expeditions both on and off snow. A Ski Instructor by Winter and a current member of the NSW Bush Search and Rescue team and with over 3000 field hours in the Kosciuszko National Park, Josh is your true local expert.


  • NSW Bush Search and Rescue member
  • APSI Level 1 Ski Instructor
  • Apply First Aid with CPR
Sam and Ev

Samantha Parnham

Mountain Guide & Adventure Blogger

Samantha is a fan of expedition style treks and has hiked Everest Base Camp, the Annapurna circuit in Nepal as well as many multi day expeditions across Australia. She is currently keeping busy teaching baby Everest how to hike (walk) and camp his way across Australia and sharing some of her best hiking tips through our blog page.


  • Apply First Aid with CPR
  • 2011 Annapurna Circuit Expedition Team
  • 2017 Everest Base Camp Expedition Team

Samuel Stokes

Mountain Guide

If Samuel could live on the trail, he would. In fact he did for 6 months when hiking the 4,100km Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada in 2019. With many more thousand km’s under his belt Samuel is a true hiking expert bursting with tips, tricks and hacks to maximise your comfort, learning and most of all – Fun! 


  • 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike
  • Apply First Aid with CPR