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Group management for scrambling

Group management for scrambling

by Nigel Williams

Leading groups scrambling is not something to be undertaken lightly. This article looks at the key factors to bear in mind when leading a group on the more adventurous end of the walking continuum.

Group management for treks

Group management for treks

by Nigel Williams

Trekking is a term associated with multi-day walking trips through the mountains, usually overseas in a pleasant climate with food and accommodation provided, either at mountain huts or cooked by support staff. Generally, you might carry a small rucksack, the atmosphere is relaxed and there is an air of it being an adventure holiday.

Group management for winter walking

Group management for winter walking

by Nigel Williams

Group management issues relating to other walking activities such as hill walking or rambling are equally applicable to winter walking but in winter the importance of pre-planning, weather interpretation, composition of the group, equipment being used, etc. are exaggerated by the higher degree of risk.

Group management for rambling

Group management for rambling

by Nigel Williams

Leadership carries responsibilities which are often not to do with walking. It is about dealing with people's ambitions, self esteem, hidden agendas, personal competence etc. Good leadership at the planning stages can reduce the leadership intervention during the adventure.

Group management for long distance walks

Group management for long distance walks

by Nigel Williams

On a long distance hike, the party are likely to carry more weight, be in more remote places and be more reliant both on their equipment and on each other.

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