This chapter first defines what constitutes an expedition and then gives examples of expeditions with different purposes and modes of travel and concludes that many use camping (discussed in Chap. 8) as their primary accommodation. It then examines the history of overseas expeditions (e.g. the South Pole and Everest expeditions) before examining participation numbers. The final part of the chapter focuses on specific environmental impacts of expeditions in four areas: movement and access, campsites on local communities, and the impacts of expedition fieldwork. The final section considers the management of these impacts and gives examples of ways in which expedition organisers can minimise the impact of their expeditions.
KeywordsExpedition South Pole Everest Movement and access Campsites Local communities Expedition fieldwork
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