Beautiful intro to hike module 1 with a day hike in Arrowtown! Team 3 was introduced to new navigation skills including compass and map reading, identifying local and exotic flora and fauna, and some people skills to go along with guiding. Ivor entertained the team with stories and facts along the way to split up the trek. What a way to spend your Tuesday!
If you see an out of office on our emails today, this is why.
Some surprise snow for Spring in Queenstown, New Zealand! Movie day for our team ❄❄☃️
Founder Zach instructing team three on their first day on the rock. Pure Exploration's immersive and hands on program takes first time climbers and trains them to be rock leaders. Giving them the tools and knowledge to pass on to future climbers. At first sight the walls can be intimidating, but the intimate teaching environment and one on one instructor-trainee relationship gave these first timers the confidence to send their first routes.
We currently have three groups in Queenstown, New Zealand taking part in the Adventure Guide Program. Here's Team three packing up their twelve person van like absolute pros!
Team three setting up camp in Wanaka for their first week of climbing. Not a bad view, I guess!
When adventure guides meet Real Country
Guys, meet Team Honey Badger. We can tell its gonna be a good 3 months!
Double cone in the setting sun. Queenstown is truly amazing. The perfect place that lends inspiration for all of us aspiring adventure guides. #neverstopexploring
Team two crushing the poses around Queenstown today, and perhaps catching the occasional goat! Orientation week has gone off without a hitch and everyone is really bonding as a unit. Can't wait to get on the trail next week!
John from Real Country showing @crystalgraham_ from our August Pure Ex crew how to drench a hogget (giving them a dose of vitamins!). Thanks again to Real Country for an amazing afternoon of fun and learning. Cheers!
Because its there - George Mallory.
The NZ AGP September crew getting a feel for their new hometown!
Pure Exploration's Adventure Guide Program is a three month immersive outdoor guide training program. Twelve strangers from around the world learning and pushing new boundaries together. You live with your crew, you cook with them, eat with them, travel, hike, climb, sweat and struggle with them. They become like family. Your #pureexploration family! Learn more about this program here https://hubs.ly/H0dPgCz0
Experience real New Zealand culture with Pure Ex. Like sheep. Literally millions of sheep.
Hey guys, just want to introduce Ken Shafer who will be taking part in our Adventure Guide Program that started this week! Can't wait to see what goes down in the next 3 months Ken! 💪
Are you keen to work in the adventure/expedition industry? Our Expedition Leader Program will set you up with an impressive CV of skills and experience. There is no other program in the world that specifically offers the core skills required to become an expedition leader whilst immersed in the Andes and the Himalaya. It's 3 months of immersive learning. Check it out here https://hubs.ly/H0ddfVg0
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Founder Zach getting to know the new team.
Day 1 of the AGP in New Zealand! New crew has arrived, the sun is shining, 12 weeks of good times await!! @ Arrowtown
Yes our programs are all about constructive travel, learning specific skills to help you in the outdoors or negotiate team situations for volunteering. But let's not forget what may be the most awesome part of our programs - the people you will meet! You'll meet guys and girls from all over the globe doing super interesting things with their lives. Bring on the good times!
What does a normal day look for someone on a Pure Ex Adventure Guide Program? Let's see!
Tomorrow another group of awesome peeps from around the globe will begin their three month Adventure Guide Program with us in New Zealand! Kerie and Zach have been super busy preparing all the kit needed for their time dominating the outdoors. Bring it on!
Wilderness first aid might make the difference between life and death one day. If you don't learn it for your own benefit, do it for your hiking buddies! Knowledge is power 💪
After a big hike on a cold morning, how outrageously good is that cup of tea? Why does everything taste better out in the bush? Because it's earned!