Hot off the European trails, Phil Boorman (owner, director and guide for Active Adventures) has returned home to New Zealand after leading the inaugural Tour du Mont Blanc. Having guided for over 20 years across several continents, the creation of Active Adventures Europe was somewhat of a milestone in Phil’s life. Along the way he took a few moments to collect […]
A few years back we decided to offer trekking trips in the Himalayas. Phil, one of our directors headed over there with DK, one of our kiwi guides and they met some amazing Nepalese guides and porters and together they created some awe-inspiring trips. Join us to hike to EBC, the Annapurna Sanctuary or the Mustang region!
Active Himalayas was proud and excited to see the season’s first ‘Mustang’ trip head out on August 24. The trek could only be described as challenging, rewarding and inspiring. We caught up with trip leader Dan Thomas, and he gave us a run-down of how everything went! “The trail itself was fine, there were no visible […]
When you’re based in the ‘adventure capital of New Zealand’, you don’t have to look far to appreciate how much excitement sits on our doorstep. Looking around the room right now, I can see hikers, mountain bikers, road cyclists, sea kayakers, white water kayakers, paddle boarders, rock climbers, skiers and snowboarders…. just to name a […]
We made it to America! After boarding a bus at 6am in Vancouver, we made the short trip to the US border. Before making it through customs and immigration with ease, our welcome into the US (while waiting in the line) was initiated with a looping video montage of all things ‘Merica – cowboys, BIG […]
Working for an adventure travel company really does have its perks. You get to hang out with a bunch of incredibly inspiring people all drawn together with a common passion for the outdoors. Here at Active HQ, a Monday morning is typically filled with storytelling; who biked the new trail? who entered that race? who’s […]