Our Commitment to Safety

Thanks to careful management and thorough consultation our track record is exemplary. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. All of our school group experts are highly trained and experienced consultants who have safety as their number one priority.

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Every leader is first aid trained and are chosen because of their years of experience guiding travellers through wilderness destinations.
A detailed risk assessment is carried out prior to every school group adventure in close consultation with our local ground partners and information from the relevant government advisories.
We will never compromise on the safety of participants to reduce the price of a tour. For example, we only ever utilise private vehicles, rather than public buses, so we can know the maintenance history of the fleet as well as the quality of our licensed drivers.
All leaders carry current communication equipment relevant to the area and itinerary. All leaders have 24 hour access to our teams back in Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the UK.
All participants are required to complete our medical form before departure. Any parent or student with concerns can have their doctor consult free of charge with our internationally recognised wilderness medical consultant, Dr Ross Anderson.
A member of our team will visit your school to supply a pre-trip briefing to outline what to expect. We also supply a detailed document upon registration outlining what to expect, what gear to take and information on getting fit for the tour to ensure students are well prepared. The School and parents will be provided with emergency contact details.
In many destinations we can control the quality of the field arrangements as we own the local operation. Where we don’t, we only work with the most experienced and carefully screened local suppliers.
Thanks to our local teams we are kept informed on important matters before it breaks in the media. Having a trusted local source means saving time in the rare case of emergencies as they are able to swiftly resolve matters, including the re-routing of itineraries, or supplying financial assistance where required to ensure the continuation of the journey.
We have Public Liability insurance up to AU$20m. In Australia we are ATAS accredited, IATA & the Travel Compensation Fund. In the UK we are ATOL licensed and we offer complimentary airline failure insurance when booking your flights with us. In New Zealand we are a member of the Travel Agents Association of NZ. In North America we are a member of TICO in Canada and ATTA in the USA. We can supply comprehensive travel insurance providing complete coverage for your expedition.
Every group leader travels with a comprehensive first aid kit. If you wish, we can also organise for a doctor to travel with the group.
Each group has an adult to student ratio appropriate to the destination and activity.
Our school adventures comply with all local regulations both domestically and internationally. Talk to us to learn more.
Our operations and local ground partners are all provided with our International Operations Manual which clearly outlines the procedures in the case of an emergency. Their experience and our detailed procedures ensure that they are able to resolve any emergency situation. Talk to us to learn more.


To discuss any of the above in more detail contact your nearest Youth Adventure Expert.

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