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Physically Demanding Activity

This simple expedition process may well be one of the most important. A self-sufficient and self-propelled expedition must include a deal of physical hardship. All the expeditions studied included an element of such physical difficulty, though only one study highlighted that activity as an essential component (Beames 2004). This process is fundamental to the expedition experience, and we would assert that the physical challenge process is important for the outcomes of resilience, confidence and self-reliance.

Physically demanding activity (Beames 2004)
Ability to maintain physical fitness (Stott and Hall 2003)
Physical expedition demands lead to increase in resilience (Ewert & Yoshino 2007)