Aimed at students in recreation, outdoor education and physical education courses, as well as guides and instructors working in outdoor settings. Examines the historical and philosophical foundations of adventure programmes, reviews technical competencies that leaders should possess and provides safety and environmental guidelines they should follow. Provides a detailed look at the organisational and instructional skills an outdoor adventure leader should develop. Covers problem solving, decision making and the professional ethics associated with the role. Discusses the key future trends and issues associated with outdoor adventure programmes.