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May 5, 2024 107 mins

William Pike is one of our low-key legends who is a world-class story teller, with an exceptional story to tell.

In 2007 he was guiding a friend to the summit of Ruapehu when the mountain erupted. As a layer of rocks, water and mud rained down on his Dome shelter, he was crushed and critically injured.

When he next woke up in hospital, his leg was gone. Doctors called William’s survival a miracle, but his crushed right leg had to be amputated below the knee. After a long series of surgeries and a gruelling rehabilitation, William learned to walk again with a prosthetic limb – and what he’s done with his life since is equally remarkable and inspiring.

This episode is gripping. William’s harrowing account of being trapped on the mountain, anticipating death will stick with you. The community that rallied to save and support him in the rescue and rehab will  warm your heart – and how he’s used the adversity to thrive in life will inspire.

You’ll love this one.

We're also super stoked to announce that William has joined us at B2B Speakers and is available to share his story at your function or event. As you’re about to hear, William is one of the best speakers in NZ and you can now get him to your work or event by flicking us a message at B2Bspeakers.co.nz. Also check out our epic lineup of former guests available for hire too. And while there sign up to our weekly newsletter with all the biggest news from us and the podcasting space in NZ.  

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