What are the "Essential Skills" for outdoor tours"? Certainly the use of map and compass. Also, every hiker should know the signs of weather worsening and be able to safely apply first aid measures. However, another important skill is often not perceived as such. But just like navigation or the application of bandages, this is also essential and needs to be learned and practiced:
Conservation on Tour
Conservation on tour was an important part of my training as a trekking guide at the Guide Academy Europe. The topics included nature-friendly tour planning in compliance with local rules, waste avoidance, and the protection of animals and plants on tour and in camp. As a nature conservation expert, Christoph Maretzek, the founder of the Guide Academy Europe, introduced nature conservation on tour already in the guide training in the former IWV e.V.. At the Guide Academy, the idea of nature conservation on tour is trained, lived, and further developed. Not only do all guides in training benefit from this, but above all nature - our favorite place.
Everyone can learn and practice nature conservation on tour quickly.
No matter where it takes you.
Here we go, with the first step:
read on and be curious.