Ongoing monitoring and strategic planning

The risks identified in the specific trip planning will not necessarily remain constant during the trip. The leader should be constantly monitoring the group and the total environment to detect any potential problems, as discussed further in Chapter 17. Management strategies in response to changing or newly identified risks can then be developed during the trip. Undoubtedly, risk management is not a static, one-off strategy. It should be flexible and evolve during the trip as circumstances dictate.