About The Charity

Pilgrim Bandits Charity was established by a small group of Special Forces veterans in 2007 and registered as a charity in 2010, with the sole aim of using their unique training and experience to help and inspire injured personnel to live life to the full. Register Charity No CC57207

Our Mantra


The mantra ‘Always a Little Further’ is core to the charity’s attitude, whether working with injured men and women from the Military or Emergency Services directly or by utilising their experiences to inspire and encourage young people and children. Pilgrim Bandits don’t do sympathy, but offer the rewards of belonging to a team, encouragement, belief and the power of humour over pain.


Pilgrim Bandits New Zealand primary aim is to help those in need directly, with no compromise. Soon, those who needed help become those that give it. By pushing injured men and women into physically and mentally demanding situations that they would not have dreamed possible; kayaking extraordinary distances, climbing mountains, jumping from aircraft, running races, trekking across inhospitable terrain, self confidence is restored and self-belief instilled – Always a Little Further. Pilgrim Bandits pushes those that have already endured so much to go beyond endurance – to embrace life again and in so doing inspire others.


Grants, Courses and upcoming events for Injured Personnel

The services we provide for our injured personnel

Operation Te Tauihu-o-te-waka

25th November 2020 10:23 pm Marlborough Sounds

THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL If you wish to join us on future trips register here Operation Te Tauihu-o-te-waka, is the Pilgrim Bandits Sea Kayak

The Caleb Jennings Everest Summit Challenge

25th November 2020 10:03 pm Whangerai

Caleb Jennings was only 31 when he died, caught in an avalanche in the Southern Alps, Caleb was a member of the NZ Alpine Team

Operation Blue Light – Norway

1st May 2019 8:54 am Norway

30 August – 6 September 2019 Op Blue Light is a 8-day adventurous training expedition to the southern area of Norway.  It is intended primarily

Operation Western Bandits 2019

1st May 2019 8:50 am San Fransisco, USA

Join Pilgrim Bandits and Fox Bravo Overland on an exciting Expedition in the mountains of San Fransisco.  Extreme Camping, outdoor survival skills, off road adventure.



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