We are grateful for the positive response our workshop based on 'Responsible Outdoor Ethics' received on all 3 days that it was held on. It was very important for us to take this initiative for multiple reasons. The outdoor industry is getting fiercely competitive and the users are unaware about this level of competition. Because of lack of knowledge, the users may trust the wrong operators. This poses a major concern of safety for users performing these outdoor activities. With a lot of unskilled and unqualified players jumping in the race, the knowledge that these outdoor facilitators have is only limited to what has been passed on to them by their club seniors or taught in Mountaineering institutes. Globally, mountaineering and other related activities are relatively ever-evolving. Due to advancement of technology and the outdoor industry’s constant tryst with the extreme, a lot of data is churned out on whether a certain practice is really safe or not. So what was previously thought to be a robust practice might be already obsolete now. Therefore, it’s imperative that the operators keep up with the changing face of knowledge. Also, from our personal experience 0f being an online marketplace we can say that it becomes very difficult for us to get the right operators because the market is unorganised. More so, with no official monitoring body there are a lot of makeshift operators who are increasingly entering the market. The users a lot of times are unaware about such makeshift adventure tour operators, leading to mishaps which at times are fatal. In order to do our bit in safeguarding the interest of the community, AdventureN, Allied Petzl and Adventure Sports & Beyond Magazine came together to create a one of a kind workshop on outdoor ethics and online branding specifically for Outdoor
We are grateful for the positive response our workshop based on ‘Responsible Outdoor Ethics’ received on all 3 days that it was held on. It was very important for us to take this initiative for multiple reasons.