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William Pike is a known Kiwi, sought-after speaker and a role model to youth nationally and internationally. He is the director of the popular nationwide youth development programme called the William Pike Challenge Award (WPCA).

 

The William Pike Challenge Award framework creates the conditions to build resilience, connectedness, leadership and a growth mindset through outdoor challenges, community service and passion projects. The WPCA flexible structure helps passionate educators deliver purposeful Education Outside the Classroom to develop a positive youth culture. Educators and young people use the WPCA’s innovative software to track progress, save time and access resources.

 

William has an infectious enthusiasm for adventure and life – which is nicely summed up by his autobiography, Every Day’s A Good Day. As a KiwiBank Local Hero medal recipient and 2015 Young New Zealander of the year semi finalist – William is a leader and an achiever who resonates passion and success without limits.

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Just after dark one evening on Mt. Ruapehu, adventurer William Pike was about to doze off to sleep when 1.5 million cubic meters of mud, water and rocks erupted from the mount. Crushed and critically injured, his partner had no option but to leave him for help. What followed was to be one of NZ’s most dramatic alpine rescues, and an epic story of a man’s will to survive in an inhospitable environment. He became critically hypothermic and doctors and rescue authorities noted his survival as ‘a miracle ‘. Among other life threatening injuries, his right leg was amputated below the knee. 

William sees himself as being an ordinary kiwi bloke, although for so many he has been the quintessential model for turning adversity into opportunity. An active amputee, adventurer, respected speaker, author, and founder of the William Pike Challenge Award, William still does the things he loves best. He actively pursues his passion for kayaking, bush walking, mountaineering, hunting, and exploring New Zealand’s beautiful backcountry. 

William shares his passion for youth development and education through the William Pike Challenge Award. William’s vision is to have resilient, confident, connected and active youth contributing towards communities right across the nation. The WPCA strives to support educators in creating adventurous opportunities for youth to develop life skills, knowledge and awareness of their community. 

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