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Pim Greven

New Zealand Guide

Where were you born and where did you grow up?
I was born in Lincoln, near Christchurch but grew up in rural Marlborough in a place called Tuamarina.

What are your hobbies?
Hiking of course! Anything outdoors, I also love trail running, cycling, snowboarding and surfing!

Do you have any special talents?
I do make some great pancakes.

What has been your greatest outdoor adventure?
There are too many to count! From hitchhiking through Iran and the ’Stans, to hiking in the Pyrenees, riding horses in Cuba, climbing up volcanoes in Guatemala, surfing in Sri Lanka, to watching the sunset on Everest and cycling in Morocco. The list goes on. Hiking through to Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park in the middle of winter still holds a special place in my heart though! Adventures in your own back yard are tough to beat.

What did you do before you became a guide?
I have spent a fair share of my time travelling the world and aIso worked in wineries across New Zealand, Australia, Spain and England.

Do you have a favourite quote?
If there’s something you can do about it, do it. If there’s nothing you can do about it, then don’t worry about it!

Describe a life experience that has shaped you today?
Growing up in New Zealand, the best childhood one could have!

Have you studied beyond school? If so in what?
I studied International Relations and Spanish at Victoria University of Wellington and I am currently studying Paramedicine at Whitireia in Wellington.

Pim profile

Why travel with Active Adventures?

Above all, we aim to be amazing hosts. We're proud of our kiwi roots, and our professional, warm and relaxed style of running trips around the world is unforgettable.

We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.

As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.

With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.

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