Leadership qualifications

Leadership for any trip should not be compromised. While enthusiasm in a leader is certainly useful, first-aid qualifications, substantial experience in organising and bush leadership, fitness, resourcefulness and understanding of the nature of the task are all critical. Ski touring, whether on shorter or longer trips, requires a further level of expertise in ski touring skills, and in the ability to teach these to newcomers. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that virtually any situation which could be expected to arise has been thought through, and that the leaders will be able to do all that is required.