As an Expedition Leader, you have to utilise a whole range of skills. You might find yourself being a life coach, mechanic, wildlife or local culture expert, food critic, haggler, a shoulder to cry on, motivator, linguist, judge of character, logistics expert, accountant and so much more for your team. Your participants have worked so hard to be on their expedition, they deserve the best you can give them.
My advice to students thinking about going on expedition is - GO FOR IT! You'll have hoofing amounts of fun, make new friends and massively improve as a person - confidence, organisation, cultural awareness, financial management - all of these will make a huge difference as you head off to university, college or the work environment.
I love the adventure an expedition brings and the fact that everyday is different and the challenges and environments all have their own exciting edge to them.