If you haven’t heard of Elina by now, you are in for a treat. The kiwi native documented her adventure along the Pacific crest trail in 2019. And the result is one of the most inspiring hiking films (and mini-series) we have ever seen. “It is the people” is not just an insight into the world of thru-hiking, but a story of friendship, triumph over immense challenge and the true beauty of humanity.
Elina has also joined the Hiiker team as a Trail Author for the PCT. She will be lending her experience of hiking the trail on the app and website to help you on your PCT adventure.
I currently work in digital marketing, but I consider myself a Visual storyteller and tend to bring my passion for that into any role that I have.
For me the dream is to be a documentary film maker. I have been making short films for YouTube and will continue to create content there that I hope people can watch and enjoy.
It’s funny, when I think about that, my response is normally – when you grow up in a place like New Zealand, it’s hard not to get into hiking. You’re told that you’re so lucky to be from a place where the environment is so incredible and there are so many accessible trails. You have no reason not to get into hiking.