Gillespie Pass Loop | Vlog 5 | Ethan: Week 4 & 5

VLOG#5: We're back!This vlog we cover a few days of anchor building in Wanaka before heading back into the beech forest of Mount Aspiring National Park. We tackle the spectacular Wilkin-Young loop, crossing the Gillespie alpine pass, and finishing with an unexpected helicopter ride out of the bush. Wooooo!

From technical skills to emergency safety and group dynamics, this comprehensive course will prep you with all the skills needed to pass your guiding qualifications and feel confident to guide groups. Work experience and an adventure tourism job offer round off this awesome three month adventure in New Zealand.

Finding a job when you are travelling overseas is tough. It’s competitive and often skill specific. That’s where our Adventure Guide Internship works so well.

We’ve worked closely with adventure tourism operators in NZ to develop a range of programs that not only help people get a foot in the door to great adventure tourism jobs, but also provide knowledgeable and competent employees to local companies. Everyone wins!

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18th July 2018

Why should you visit New Zealand? Kaylee is 23 years old and comes from Colorado. She knows. Listen up yo. https://hubs.ly/H0d2ww00

17th July 2018

* C * H * I * L * E * Come with us! https://hubs.ly/H0cMhFn0

17th July 2018

This. . . . . Repost @purenewzealand from the talented @friiidaberg

12th July 2018

Ethan has just spent the last few months with us on our New Zealand Adventure Guide Program. That makes him the perfect person to take you through the stuff you'll need if you are flying out to join us!

11th July 2018

When you are an adventure guide trainee, but also a part-time model...

9th July 2018

There's something awesome about mountains in winter ❄️❄️❄️❄️

3rd July 2018

When was the last time you spent a whole day outside, drinking in the fresh air and exploring somewhere off the beaten track? Get those feet out from under your desk. Go on. Come with us for three months of wilderness adventure. You won't regret it!

2nd July 2018

🎈Happy birthday to our founder Zach!🎈 You're a switched on dude with a cheeky grin and mountains of enthusiasm. Bring on another year of inspirational programs and good times 🤙

26th June 2018

The land of the long white cloud - where else?

25th June 2018

This is Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park Argentina. Grab your puffer jacket and join our next mish south https://hubs.ly/H0cMhFn0

24th June 2018

Sunday chilling. How are you spending your day?

20th June 2018

Where else would you want to be on a bluebird day than Queenstown! Hike in the morning, BBQs and a beer at night. Bliss!

19th June 2018

This bunch of legends left us a month ago.. we miss you! Some of them are still in Queenstown working, some continuing their global adventures, some headed off home. Keep in touch team 🤙

17th June 2018

Planning on heading out to New Zealand for our awesome Adventure Guide Internship? Worried about if your fitness is up to scratch? Ethan talks us through a good plan of attack

17th June 2018

You'll see this with your very own eyes on our Adventure Guide Internship in Patagonia. Dreamy AF. Learn more about our Patagonian adventure here: https://hubs.ly/H0cGpkL0

15th June 2018

No filters required. Winter in NZ is fresh and foookin beautiful.

11th June 2018

Yes we are kiwis, so I know we are biased. But for real - its time to come check out New Zealand!

8th June 2018

Our adventure guide program in Africa isn’t your usual African jeep safari experience. We go deeper into the mountains and jungles, beyond the tourist route to small game reserves and savannahs focused on sustainability. You’ll be surfing at J-Bay and horse trekking the Drakensburg range, viewing the big-5 but also so many other deadly and fascinating animals. If you're into animals, this outdoor adventure is for you! https://bit.ly/2sCc52A

6th June 2018

Ain't no mountain high enough...

5th June 2018

Pure Exploration is not just another tour. We provide an immersive cultural and natural experience, shaped and driven by a goal - adventure guide qualifications. Founder, Zach, breaks down what we provide and how Pure Exploration is right for your next journey.

29th May 2018

It was -4 in Queenstown this morning. We are dreaming of Central America and balmy beach days!! (but secretly also excited about skiing haha)

27th May 2018

Dreamy days in NZ

25th May 2018

Learning about how to lead others comes from experience. During our programs participants get the chance to lead their group, to learn how to maximise individual's talents and achieve as a team. These are lessons that stand true both in the outdoors and any job/team/family in life.

24th May 2018

Hanging out with miniature turtles. What else would you do when visiting Costa Rica?

23rd May 2018

You know things are getting serious when the fake blood starts making an appearance. We're spending this week doing a prehospital emergency care course and running some wild scenarios. I think the neighbours are getting worried....