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Pure Exploration is proud to open applications for our Aspiring Outdoor Leader Scholarships for 2021.

We think the biggest benefit of travel is the feeling of reinvigoration and inspiration you feel from surrounding yourself with new things. Shake away the dust, move those limbs, challenge the mind.

Our Adventure Guide Programs are an epic way for people to get a foot in the door to a hiking or climbing guiding career, or the perfect option for those looking for a comprehensive course that helps them gain 100% confidence to navigate, hike, climb, guide and survive in the outdoors.

In the past five years, we have seen a real change in the type of traveller who has joined us for adventures. Young people from all over the globe are making time to unplug from stressful lives, prioritise taking some time to travel, get outdoors and meet inspiring new people.

This year our scholarships will offer deserving people the chance to join us on one of our Adventure Guide Program intakes in 2021, based in New Zealand and Patagonia. With more than NZ$200,000 in financial aid available, we are super excited to get some motivated and deserving individuals on our programs that are keen to grab this chance to challenge themselves and grow their leadership skills.

We are looking for enthusiastic outdoor adventurers for the following opportunities:

Aspiring Outdoor Leader Scholarships 2021
1 x Full Scholarship worth NZ$13,975
A number of Partial Scholarships worth up to NZ$5,500
We chose to name this epic opportunity after the NZ peak close to our heart Mt Aspiring (or in Te reo Maori Tititea meaning glistening peak). Set amidst a beautiful national park of the same name, it is filled with incredible snow-capped peaks, glaciers, river valleys and alpine lakes. It’s rugged, so the hikes are steep but the views 100% worth it. As with all good things in life, the journey of discovery when visiting here lies in the challenge itself and the reward that follows the effort is just magic.

We are offering one full scholarship to a deserving individual who embodies the enthusiasm we have for exploring the outdoors, who demonstrates leadership among their peers, someone understands the importance of looking after our environment as we enter a new decade with heightened ecological challenges.

We will also be offering several Partial Scholarships to people who are keen followers of our story. They will be outdoor lovers who are keen to use hiking and climbing as a way to challenge themselves, who understand the impact experiential travel can have in positive change.

Applications close 31st March 2020, so don’t miss out!


Who is Pure Exploration?

Pure Exploration focuses on meaningful experiential travel, immersing people in unique cultural environments, educating and inspiring them to reach goals, and encouraging personal development. 

Through adventure and exploration, we want to help you develop mental fortitude, internal confidence and external wellbeing. You’ll head home a more confident, happy you, ready to tackle whatever life has in store for you.