Achievement

Providing your group with a sense of achievement is an important ability, and will usually happen by itself if the weather is good, your objectives are reached and the trip is completed as planned. Creating a sense of achievement can be more difficult if the trip has been modified or cut short, but focusing on aspects such as camaraderie, flora and fauna and simply being outside may provide a similar sense of achievement.

It is important to remember that for some people completing the walk as planned and ‘bagging’ the peaks may be their only sense of achievement and enjoyment, but for others just being there is enough. Planning a trip with a number of highlights such as views, waterfalls and interesting flora along the way may help to provide a sense of achievement if that final peak is not reached. This also helps to break the trip into smaller, intrinsically rewarding stages, which may help someone who is finding the going tough.