Expedition Preparation

This unique course has been designed by Adventure Consultancy Director, Anthony, who has 30 years’ experience working as a professional expedition guide all over the world including the first descent of rivers, in remote jungles, arctic regions, on the oceans and across the world’s mountain ranges. He has guided, provided logistics, designed bespoke trips and been the expedition expert for Amazon prime, BBC and Discovery Channel.

The course is suited to those that are either considering a career in adventure travel or expedition leadership, or those planning to take go on their own adventure or expedition. The course content is both practical and theory based delivering a wide range of topics that can be applied to international adventure travel around the world. The 5-day course includes 5 separate modules to work through incuding a 2 day/1  night camping exercise.


Example course content:


Module 1

• Expedition planning
• Expedition Roles and leadership qualities
• Route planning and information gathering
• Risk Analysis and management
• Equipment choices and use
• Industry good practice guidelines.


Module 2

• GPS, spot devices, personal beacons, Satellite communications and their use.
• Emergency Action plans / medi-evac / summoning assistance.
• Remote First Aid & Specific environmental medical considerations (Altitude, cold, heat) – Scenarios based training.
• Leave No Trace Principles
• Sustainable tourism and environmental impact.
• Camping, lodges, team house and mountain huts – considerations.


Module 3

• Navigation skills.
• Plan module 4 day applying module 1-3 course content


Module 4

Practical Day Exercise & overnight Camp
• Group Management & safety
• Movement on mixed ground
• Navigate a planned route.
• Overnight camp & camp considerations


Module 5

• Course Completion
• Course Review & summary
• Course certification.


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