The unique physical and mental challenge of an expedition can expose participants to some unaccustomed risk and stress. We minimise this risk to an acceptable level by taking steps to ensure:

  • Teams are operating within the limits of their ability
  • Safety briefings are comprehensive and fully understood
  • Teams are adequately equipped to deal with forecast weather conditions
  • Routes and foul weather alternatives are carefully planned
  • Supervisors and Instructors are appropriately qualified and experienced for the terrain in which they are operating
  • Risk assessments are in place

 

Our leaders operate to our comprehensive Standard Operating Proceedures, which outline our training programe and standards; they are experts in monitoring and assessing the abilities of teams and individuals. They know how to give the appropriate amount of direct and distance supervision, to effectively maintain safety whilst preserving the independent nature of the experience for all participants.

Wildcountry Consultants are licensed by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Association (part of the HSE) to provide hill walking and mountaineering services to youth groups.

Details can be confirmed by calling AALA on 029 2075 5715 or by visiting www.aals.org.uk


Wildcountry Consultants hold £5m public liability insurance for worldwide hill walking and mountaineering expeditions through Activities Industry Mutual. Details of which can be confirmed by calling AIM on 01892 888423

All of our leaders are personally known and vetted by us, hold CRB/DBS checks to an enhanced level, current first aid certificates to level 2 and the necessary MLTUK qualifications to supervise teams in wild country.