Nite Maverick - Will Copestake

Adventurer and kayaker

In Winter 2022, Will is in Patagonia leading overnight expedition-style trips by sea kayak in the Torres Del Paine and Bernardo O'Higgins national parks, one of the last true wildernesses on earth.

Once granted the Navy's permission, he will embark on an 850km self-supported expedition along with his teammate Seumas Nairn. They will be continuing their route upon two previous expeditions, which have already covered 1300km through the fjords. They plan to start in the Strait of Magellan, paddle, and portage to the Beagle Channel, then head south to Cape Horn. A journey that should last approximately 35 days. 

What Makes Will a Nite Maverick?

After earning the impressive title of Adventurer of The Year in 2015, Will Copestake has seen his endless explorations and adventures take him across the globe.

Will’s career is now split between leading outdoor pursuits and photography. Through his company Kayak Summer Isles, which he co-runs with a great friend on the North West Coast of Scotland.

In winter, he often takes this career south to Patagonia, where he works at Kayak En Patagonia, leading guests into one of the wildest areas on earth.

As Worn By Will

Having worn one of our heritage models the Icon for a number of years, Will now sports the Alpha.

The Alpha is inspired by dive watch designs that started in the 1930s. Since then, there have been many developments, including an Italian naval instrument maker who created a watch with luminous material. This gave a Naval frogman a fighting chance at reading the dial in murky water or during night-time operations.

Our version of the dive watch is shock, sand and saltwater resistant. It has the brightest Tritium illumination available for easy underwater readability and is water resistant to 300 m (1000 ft).

As with all our watches, it is powered by a Swiss movement and made with the finest components.


Find out more

Want to find out more information about Will and follow his progress and future challenges? Check out the Kayak Summer Isles website or Will's Instagram account.