Trek leader Sean Cassidy and Medic Emily Foyle brief the group on packing light, and distributing the food and equipment evenly within the group.
Sean teaching fire making. An important aspect of trek is for volunteers to learn survival and camp craft skills.
Day leader Joshua Ward, describing the route, distance and terrain for the following day.
Emmanuel Mwambelo packing up camp at first light.
Preparing to break camp.
Medic Emily Foyle assisting with any feet issues such as blisters.
Part of the day leaders duties include navigating the group using a compass, GPS unit and map.
“It’s great when people put themselves into wilderness environments because when they do, they can feel the interconnection of it all and see why conservation is so important.”
Day leader Simon Brooker, checking the distance and terrain of the following days walk.
The day leader elects a person to mointor the back of the group, to ensure nobody gets left behind.
During induction all volunteers are trained in casevac (casualty evacuation) emergency procedures. Groups are required to practice casevacs when out in the field.