“Interest. Skills. Integrity. Inspirative.” David Michael Hull, founder and Chief Instructor at Hull’s Tracking School.
“Kyt’s passion and dedication to the art of tracking are humbling” Joe Lambert, ex Navy Seal
OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE AND INSTRUCTOR FOR HULL’S TRACKING SCHOOL (Virginia, U.S.)
CERTIFIED CONSERVATION RANGER FOR CONSERVATION RANGERS OPERATIONS WORLDWIDE (Colorado, U.S.)
EXTERNAL INSTRUCTOR FOR VETERANEN SEARCH TEAM (The Netherlands)
MANTRACKING COUNSELOR FOR BLACK PINE BUSHCRAFT (Kokonoe-machi Kusu-gun, Oita, Japan)
“I became acquainted with Kyt several years ago and in all my tracking experience I have never met anyone as passionate and enthusiastic as she has demonstrated. Kyt’s research and personal commitment is admirable. I was fortunate enough to have Kyt join me in a week-long class. […] I have officially made Kyt a representative and instructor of “Hull’s Tracking School“. She has demonstrated interest, skills, and integrity that are most inspiring for a tracking practitioner.” David Michael Hull, Virginia, U.S.
“Kyt’s knowledge, understanding, experience, acumen but especially her enthusiasm about tracking is simply remarkable and deeply impressive and she does it all with incredible passion, integrity and professionalism. Being able to train with her is incredibly educational, engaging and rewarding. With all of her interests also far beyond tracking, coupled with incredibly broad knowledge and skills, she is a deeply impressive, unique and outstanding personality. I am very grateful and blessed for the opportunity to train with Kyt and to learn from her.“ M. W., Bundesheer, Austria
“In fünf Tagen Einzelcoaching mit Kyt Lyn Walken konnte ich meine Kenntnisse im Mantracking erweitern und vertiefen. Kyt Lyn ist von ihrer Arbeit begeistert und hat sich einen großen Wissensschatz angeeignet und sie teilt dieses Wissen mit viel Enthusiasmus. Insbesondere die Geschichte des Mantracking und der Bereich Anti-Tracking-Techniken waren Neuland für mich und ich konnte mir einen guten Überblick über diese Themenbereiche verschaffen. Die Themenbereiche in denen ich Vorerfahrung hatte – z.B. Basic-Mantracking / Forensic-Tracking – wurden fundiert zusammengefasst und in einigen Bereichen mit neuem Wissen ergänzt. Danke für die intensive Zeit, die vielen spannenden Geschichten, die herausfordernden Track-Lines und den angenehmen Kontakt.” – Aaron T., Kriminaltechniker, Deutschland
“Great class on the fascinating world of Mantracking“, Simon T., Royal Navy Paramedic, U.K.
“As a retired police officer I love what you do and have learned so much from you. Thanks” Toney Johnson, U.S.
“Thanks for being the legend you are. Your post motivate me to get out there as often as I can to keep learning and practicing. Its thanks to people like you that the industry keeps growing. True legend” Craig Sanders, South Africa
“You inspire and motivate others.” Steve Fritz, U.K.
“Tracking is one of those skills on my priority list to develop and improve. I can’t think of anyone better to learn from.” Brian Ward, U.K.
“Her enthusiasm for tracking is refreshing to see.” Joe Kellam, Marine Corps veteran and retired DNR Law Enforcement supervisor, Ohio, U.S.
“You’ve done this community a great service. You should feel immensely proud. I am sure not all reach out. But you deserve the compliment. Warrior to warrior. I am honored to have met you” Zach Mills, SGT, U.S Army 02-08 13-15, Afghan 04-05/Iraq 05-06/Iraq 07-08
“Always intrigued by this discipline, I decided to attend the Tracking Level 1 course held by Kyt Lyn Walken. I found it wonderful, informative and very interesting; Kyt is truly an instructor capable of transmitting notions and all the passion he has for this discipline. I have already advised colleagues and acquaintances to participate in one of her courses” M.S. OR-4 11°rgt Bersaglieri Esercito Italiano
“I think we could not have a better instructor, straight forward, honest and with a sense of humor” M.S., 44th Mechanized Infantry Regiment, Dutch Army
“The course is a set of knowledge that can be very useful both in the outdoor and urban fields. All notions are explained in a simple, complete and exhaustive way, accompanied by practical examples and effective and appropriate demonstrations. The level of difficulty is progressive and with the right commitment all notions can be assimilated. Having this knowledge can be useful in many cases and in totally different environments. I recommend it to everybody” L.C. 28esimo Rgt. “Pavia”, Comunicazioni Operative – Comparto Special Operations Forces
“Today our institution has attended to the webinar on MANTRACKING – SEARCH AND RESCUE, taught by the famous Kyt Lyn Walken.
We want to thank you Kyt for being the pioneer in sowing this seed in our Country, Uruguay. This is an invaluable tool for saving lives.
THANK YOU Kyt!” Grupo de Busqueda y Rescate Uruguay
“I am an employee of the Carabinieri for forestry and environmental protection (former Forestry) and I am part of the Civil Protection as a volunteer. I attended the Tracking course held by Kyt Lyn Walken because I believe that this art is useful in our work. After viewing thewayoftracking.com website and reading all of its qualifications, my expectations for the course were very high. I must say that he paid off in full with his humility and professionalism”
“There is few out there that puts the time and ground work into there craft than Kyt. If consistency equals greatness she has already secured her place in the books. If your interested in crime scene analysis, hunting, animal or human tracking, military techniques, animal conservation or even forensic level techniques in these fields.” Joe Price – Pathfinder School LLC Instructor
“Dalla mia esperienza anche da coordinatore di PC e antincendio boschivo, è stato uno dei migliori corsi a cui ho partecipato” Riccardo Tangherloni, Coordinatore Protezione Civile e A.I.B.
“Con estrema professionalità Kyt Walken accompagna i corsisti , passo dopo passo, al concepimento dei principali elementi su cui si basa il Tracking, un’arte primitiva che può salvare vite! Lo consiglio vivamente” E.B.
Her interest and passion for reading and following human tracks goes way back in time. She improves her Tracking skills daily as training and practice are the cornerstone of Tracking. Sept 2015: She has attended her first Man Tracking class and the second level on November of the same year. Later on, on September 2016, came the third one. June 2017: She has attended Tactical Acuity C-IED Class hold by David Michael Hull (Hull’s Tracking School) And JC Nash (Enhanced Tracking Applications) in Faber, Virginia. June 5th-June 9th. December 2017: She has been entitled as “Official Representative of Hull’s Tracking School“. Mike Hull is her Mentor. March 2018: She has attended to CYBERTRACKING [Animal Tracking Course] by Toni Romani. July 2018: She has become Conservation Ranger after attending a two weeks course at E.S.A. in Poland led by C.R.O.W. (Conservation Rangers Operations Worldwide). June 2019: She has taken part of the course “Forensic Photographs on Crime Scene”, hold by UK Forensic Advisor and former Royal Marines Robert Kendall. She has got the priviledge to learn the Art of Tracking from these great Instructors and Trackers:
David Scott Donelan Tracking School – European Division Instructors
David Michael Hull (Hull’s Tracking School)
Cornelius Nash (Enhanced Tracking Applications)
Rob Speiden (Natural Awareness Tracking School)
Kenneth Galbraith (US Army Special Forces, D.E.A.)
Andy Martin (Conservation Rangers Operations Worldwide)
Robert Kendall (Former Royal Marines, UK Forensic Advisor)
She trained several personnel from European Law Enforcement, Army and Search and Rescue. She ran webinars for REDOG (K-9 Switzerland), Veteranen Search Team (The Netherlands), SIRCHIE (U.S.A.), as well for South America.
Currently she runs courses all over Europe (according to Covid-19 regulations) and she holds webinars in English and Spanish focused on:
– pairing Mantracking with K-9 (related to S.A.R. activities)
– Forensic application of Tracking during crime scene investigation
As she truly believes that this awesome Art cannot be bordered with a piece of paper, she’s constantly on Training on dirt time on ground, and she scheduled several other courses she wants to attend to in order to do always better, in learning as well as teaching.
CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR FOR THE FOLLOWING MAGAZINES:
Tyson Yunkaporta: Sand Talk – How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World – The Wilderness and Wellness Podcast
- Tyson Yunkaporta: Sand Talk – How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World
- W&W Short #3 – Alie Nation Lyrics: Indigenous Mindset vs. Western Societal Mindset
- Tracking Series 08 – Brian McConnell: Hunting and Trailing Wildlife and CyberTracker Trailing Evaluations
- W&W Short #2 – The Story of the Coyote Howl From My Intro
- W&W Short #1: Introduction-The Sacred Order of Nature
Natural Empowerment for Girls – with Matt Casey (United Kingdom)
“The Natural Empowerment for Girls initiative aims to help build confidence, self-esteem and resilience in girls and young women. Through learning and developing outdoor skills, the programme and the setting provides opportunities for them to address the issues and pressures that impact on them the most, and share their experiences collectively. They gain a number of practical skills such as shelter building, safe fire management, tool use, and undertake creative tasks, helping to create a sense of achievement. This leads to them running all aspects of the camp by themselves, providing ownership of the sessions. Moreover, the workshops provide moments for discussion and reflection, which will cover a range of topics relevant to the issues they face as young women. Skilled staff will lead with this, and guest speakers will provide real life experience to help inspire and motivate. The forest setting provides a calm and peaceful environment. Nature creates the ambience. The elements help build the resilience, no matter what the weather.The programme will launch with a pilot scheme over the next couple of months.”
Founder of TRIBUTES TO TRACKING Page
EVENTS ATTENDED as TRACKING EXPERT and CERTIFIED CONSERVATION RANGERS:
LAS VEGAS (U.S.A.), as C.R.O.W. Certified Ranger.
BOLOGNA (ITALY), March – TRACKING WORSHOP with DAVE CANTERBURY
Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes, Rosliston, DERBYSHIRE (UK) – May TRACKING Presentation on Main Stage (Monday, May 27th) and WORKSHOP at UK Bushcraft Show.
MODENA (ITALY), MUTINA BOICA Festival – September with CIMONE OUTDOOR
FALL ADVENTURE (ITALY), October
SKIPASS MODENA, Oct – Nov
MILIPOL PARIS, November
LAS VEGAS (U.S.A.), SHOT SHOW, January as C.R.O.W. Certified Ranger
ALBETTONE (ITALY) THIN BLUE LINE DAY as Mantracking Expert and Instructor
EOS VERONA, April as C.R.O.W. Certified Ranger
Pedine sacrificabili (Action Tricolore Vol. 11), by Francesco Cotti and Alessandro Cirillo, inspired by Kyt Lyn Walken as a Tracker.
Antipoaching, by Gianni Bauce. Kyt Lyn Walken collaborated in the chapter focused on Tracking.