Overview: Expedition leaders have opportunities to travel worldwide, often in developing nations, while responsible for groups. They take people to new places, so expeditions are often unpredictable and full of change. Expeditions may involve trekking, cultural adventure, and community project work. Typical work activities include: Researching areas before visiting to ensure knowledge about the territory they’re navigating; Pre-expedition training, often extensive; Leading team whilst on expedition in remote country; Leading your leader team and expedition team, consulting others to make key decisions; Managing finances, itinerary, equipment and ensure that accurate records are kept; Producing post-expedition reports and paperwork; Ensuring team safety whilst on expedition; Working with groups on expedition to encourage others to make decisions and learn from the expedition; Problem solving both on expedition and in preparation.
Geographers at work: Human Geographers
Skills: Cultural Geography, Environmental Management, Map skills
Written by Christopher Hinojosa