We have a rad team of ambassadors all around NZ who are part of the Further Faster Family! Come meet them here, or even better meet them on the trail!!

A woman in a hijab standing in front of a lake

Dua from Dua Discovers @duadiscovers

Must do NZ adventure: Has to be an adventure to Milford Sound. There are so many overhyped tourist destinations but this one isn't one of them. It's just so beautiful and it will honestly be a trip of a life time.

Best adventure tip: For tramping newbies - At the end of your hiking trips while unpacking your pack, create a list of all the things you actually used that were in your pack as well as things you wish you'd taken. Next time you're going hiking, only pack these things. It'll really help make sure you only pack valuable and necessary things. How to effectively pack your hiking pack is such a useful skill!

Favourite bit of kit: Currently obsessed with my hiking boots (which you can get from Further Faster by the way). I recently got the Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid Gore-Tex - Womens and they have really opened up the doors to some cool hikes for me.

Favourite outdoor activity/s: Hiking is currently my favourite hobby because it's a great way to explore your backyard as a broke uni student. Also crazy to me that my own two feet can just take me to these beautiful mountain peaks. Other than that I love swimming, rock climbing, kayaking and netball.


selfie of a man wearing an Aarn Pack and Balance Pockets on a tramping/hiking trail

Dennis Radermacher @lightforge

Must do NZ adventure: Valley of the Trolls, Mt. Aspiring National Park.

Best adventure tip: Push your limits by going off the beaten path (without getting lost or destroying native flora and fauna!)

Favourite bit of kit: Aarn Featherlite Freedom Pro with Sports Balance Pockets Pro.

Favourite outdoor activity: Tramping.


Woman standing on the top of a snow capped mountain range

Penzy Dinsdale @penzyd

Must do NZ adventure: This is an impossible question. There are too many, so I'd say to anyone who's thinking about or gets the chance to go on a southern alps traverse, just go for it! Bluff Hut for a shorter more accessible option, but really, it's going to depend on each person's experience, every adventure is a Must Do NZ adventure!

Best adventure tip: For the Ladies: use a pee rag to catch the drops, keeps you comfortable down there for longer on long adventures and adventures are more fun with other people.

Favourite bit of kit: Sea to Summit Spark II sleeping bag, I still get excited by how light and small it is every time I go to pack it. Also I'm always warm enough in it, even when I test the limits.

Favourite outdoor activity/s: Ski Touring.


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Nick & Kirsty Middleton @nickandkirsty

Must do NZ adventure: Anything in Fiordland!

Best adventure tip: Just start! If you’re scared and don't know where to start, ask someone if you can tag along on a mission (they’ll say yes!) and people are so kind and stoked. 

Favourite bit of kit: 100% our Montane Resolute Down Jackets! Makes a cold evening after a hike so much cozier and they make really good pillows!

Favourite outdoor activity/s: Mountain Biking and Hiking. 


coda the collieFav outdoor activities: Tramping, dog agility and a bit of sheep work. Travelling through the Tararua Peaks.
Fav piece of kit: Ruffwear Knot a Collar.