Monitoring group and environment

  • Monitoring group conditions
  • Monitoring environmental conditions
  • Modifying trip plans

Good performance as a leader on all trips requires continually monitoring the changing situation and circumstances encountered by the group. Monitoring ensures that you have the necessary information to provide the best possible trip, particularly when there is a need to modify plans and intentions. It mostly involves observation, but some specific communication skills are also required to obtain necessary information from group members.