First Year Trip

Leadership and the Outdoors

To those who live in the wilderness, every day in the outdoors presents opportunities and challenges. Without a doubt, one of the most significant demonstrations of leadership can be told in the story of Ernest Shackleton.

The First-Year Trip encourages participants and guides to read the book Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer (ISBN 0142002364; available at,, and many other retailers). Though not required reading, the book engages the mind and facilitates discussions in the wilderness about the value and role of leadership in all areas of the world.

Questions? Contact us at Updated June 29, 2006