What does an expedition leader do?

What does an expedition leader do?

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.

How can I be a good expedition leader?


  1. Care to lead. Worry about those you are trying to lead.
  2. Lead from the front or the back but be sure to set the example. Your leadership can set the tone of any adventure or project.
  3. Trust your moral compass and have courage in your convictions.

What qualification is sports leadership?

SL1 is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful learners to assist in leading purposeful and enjoyable sport/physical activity, under direct supervision. Tutor Training is mandatory for Centres planning to deliver Sports Leaders qualifications.

What is a lowland leader?

The Lowland Leader award is designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions.

Is Bear Grylls an expedition leader?

Throughout his career he has faced many challenges, in both solo and team expeditions. His motivation, leadership and personal capabilities have excelled at sea, on land and on water. In an uncertain world, one thing is certain, there will be many more challenges ahead.

How do you become a mountain expedition leader?

To get started on the Mountain Leader qualification you need to meet the following prerequisites:

  1. You must be at least 18 years old.
  2. You should have at least a year’s worth of experience of mountain walking.
  3. You should have an interest in leading groups in the mountains.

How much do expedition leaders get paid?

Expedition Leader Salaries

Job Title Salary
UnCruise Adventures Expedition Leader salaries – 3 salaries reported $52,160/yr
Montana Conservation Corps Expedition Leader salaries – 1 salaries reported $1,454/mo
Camp Thunderbird Expedition Leader salaries – 1 salaries reported $1,160/mo

Who is a famous expedition leader?

Robert Falcon Scott. As the leader of two major expeditions to Antarctica, Robert Falcon Scott is credited with discovering that Antarctica is a continent. He reached the South Pole on Jan 17, 1912, a month after Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen did.

How many UCAS points do you get for sports leaders?

The Sports Leaders UK Level 3 Award in Higher Sports Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification that is great for a personal statement and UCAS application (16 UCAS points).

What are the roles of a sports leader?

These include:

  • Captains who motivate and set a good example by performing reliably under pressure and encouraging their team-mates. In some sports they change tactics during play.
  • Coaches who analyse individual and team performance.

How do you become a lowlands leader?

You must be at least 17 years old. You must be registered on the scheme. You must have recorded a minimum of 10 varied walks in Lowland terrain where the use of a map is required (ideally these will be recorded on DLOG) which can have taken place at any point (pre- or post-registration)

What can I do with a lowland leader qualification?

Lowland Leader Training Course Overview The Lowland Leader is a nationally recognised leadership qualification. It is administered by Mountain Training and allows holders of the award to lead groups on day walks on paths in Lowland terrain.

What is the level 3 Award in basic expedition leadership?

Mountain Leader Training UK include the Level 3 Award in Basic Expedition Leadership on the qualification matrix in the National Guidelines for Climbing and Hill walking Leaders. The qualification counts towards the service section of all three awards in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

What is involved in expedition leadership?

Expedition leadership: What is involved in expedition leadership – styles of leadership and their appropriateness to different types of expedition. Soft skills: In many ways the expedition leader’s greatest assets are their soft skills.

How do I become a lowland expedition leadership tutor/assessor?

In order to be the Tutor/Assessor for the Level 2 Qualification in Assisting Lowland Expedition Leadership, the minimum of a Level 3 Qualification in Lowland Expedition Leadership (LEL) must be held. These qualifications can be delivered by Outdoor Activity Centres, Schools or FE Colleges with trained staff:

What is an IOL approved 2 day expedition leader course?

This IOL approved 2 day expedition leader training is a fun and informative course giving you the hard and soft expedition leadership skills required to lead your own expeditions or fieldwork trips. Expedition Industry: Opportunities, qualifications and training, along with a discussion of their pros and cons.