Is it worth the effort?
The first ascent of one of Australia’s most difficult and remote peaks, Federation Peak, Tasmania, was completed under the leadership of John Bechervaise, with a school group. He was also the first to take a vehicle to Uluru, NT, and to land on the remote Rodondo Island off Wilson’s Promontory, Victoria, again with school groups. The experiences gained by the students involved would have certainly been incredible. Even simpler trips achieve something of the same. The importance of generous leadership in guiding students is a great tradition, and something we should all strive to maintain.