Trek leader Sean teaching fire making. An important aspect of trek is for volunteers to learn camp craft skills.
Day leader Joshua Ward, describing the route, distance and terrain for the following day.
Medic Emily Foyle assisting with 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.
Once arriving into camp jobs are delegated by the day leader, such as pitching tents, fetching water and purifying it, digging a short drop toilet, putting up a tarp cover in the event of bad weather, collecting fire wood and cooking.
During induction all volunteers are trained in casevac (casualty evacuation) emergency procedures. Groups are required to practice casevacs when out in the field.