Powerful Geography
Expedition Leader

Expedition Leader

Expedition Leader


Main Topic: Places and Regions
Secondary Topic: Physical Geography, Human Geography, Environment and Society

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 navigatingPre-expedition training, often extensiveLeading team whilst on expedition in remote countryLeading your leader team and expedition team, consulting others to make key decisionsManaging finances, itinerary, equipment and ensure that accurate records are keptProducing post-expedition reports and paperworkEnsuring team safety whilst on expeditionWorking with groups on expedition to encourage others to make decisions and learn from the expeditionProblem solving both on expedition and in preparation. 

Geographers at work: Human Geographers 

Recommended College Courses: Human Geography, Regional Geography, World Geography, Qualitative Methods, Geographic Information Systems, Cultural Geography, Environmental Geography 

Skills: Cultural Geography, Environmental Management

Occupation Group: Tourism and Leisure 

Written by Christopher Hinojosa