Leisure & Adventure Travel
Our Leisure, Adventure Travel and Expedition Safety Courses are designed to give the more adventurous traveller the knowledge and confidence to explore far and wide.
Avoiding trouble is the key to success; however we also provide a ‘tool kit’ for survival in difficult situations. Objective Travel Safety's training expertise comes from experience in the travel industry, extensive global travel and worldwide service in the military. We have a reputation as the leader in the provision of travel safety training. In the past, we have trained the 'Long Way Round' (Ewan McGregor/Charlie Boorman), Global Rally (Vintage cars, London to Sydney) and Driving Home (Colin Janvers Spinal Injury Trust, London to South Africa) Expedition and countless groups embarking on the popular Mongol Rally. We routinely run hostile enviroment and travel safety courses for the UK print media, the European Broadcast Union (EBU), NGOs and Gap Year and Post-University travellers as wel as annual courses for the Mongol Rally.
We accept from the outset that each individual's or expedition requirements will be different and our courses are modular and personalised to meet specific needs. However, underpinning all topics is the need to ‘think safe’ and we provide clients with a simple but effective tool. Typically, courses are either a half-day or full-day in duration, but can be extended to two or three days, permitting additional topics such as medical and specific environmental training.
Our modular subjects include:
- Personal security and situation awareness.
- Theft avoidance and security of possessions.
- Security advice and regional threats.
- Kit, equipment and safety devices.
- Cultural etiquette.
- Accommodation security.
- Negotiating check points.
- Mines awareness.
- Kidnap prevention and conduct if taken.
- Emergency first-aid.
- Travel and tropical medicine.
- Navigation; map, compass and GPS.
- Surviving natural disasters.
- Vehicles maintenance and loading.
Off-road driving (not included in standard one-day course).
Recent Expedition courses:
- Cycling Tour from Cape Wrath to Cape Town
- London to Beijing www.london2beijing.co.uk
- James Kay & his brother driving London, USA via Russia & Japan
- Gerhard Mukbel and his friend Oliver, Dresden to Dakar Rally
- Ben Lockwood driving London to Cape Town
- Alex Durgan & Holy Stewart driving London to Beijing
- Rhys Howell UK to Mongolia - Mongol Rally
- Max Bedall: Biking solo Banbury to China & then much of Australia!
Objective Travel Safety, along with The British House, China, supported the London2Beijing expedition.
What they say about Objective Travel Safety
"Charlie and the team at Objective Travel tailored a one-day training event for myself and my partner ahead of our cycle adventure from Scotland to Cape Town. Having spoken to many different companies, this was the first organisation who were able to offer a bespoke day which focused exactly on the countries we will be visiting, and the dangers we may encounter as cyclists.
Being just the two of us, we didn't have the same budget that a lot of corporate companies who enlist these kinds of services do, but we managed to agree a workable solution with the team at Objective Travel.
The day itself was fantastic. We learnt an incredible amount in just a few hours, and feel much more prepared for our trip. Not only do we feel more comfortable with dangers we had concerns about, but Charlie opened our eyes to things we hadn't even thought about. We particularly enjoyed the role play, having the opportunity to test our learning first hand.
Couldn't recommend Objective Travel more highly.
Lucy Alliott, Cycle Adventure Scotland, From Cape Wrath to Cape Town
"The Objective training was excellent and provided us with the skills and confidence required to cope with any eventuality on our disabled driven expedition from UK to Cape Town".
Driving Home, Colin Janvens Spinal Injury Trust
"Objective Travel Safety provided us with the best preparation for the Mongol Rally that we could have hoped for. On multiple occasions during our travels we were saved by the knowledge gained on our two day experience and i can honestly say we probably wouldn't have completed the rally without it! Furthermore, as a keen traveller, I fully expect the knowledge we gained to come in handy countless times in the future. Charlie and his team created an enjoyable and hugely thorough course that I would highly recommend to any adventurer!"
Ben Grimshaw - Mongol Rally
The course on Friday was exactly what I needed, fantastic mix of new things to think about and very helpful advice. It was also great fun!
Thank you so much for your help and yes I'll be in touch with any questions or after the trip to let you know how it went!
James Kay, Driving across Russia, Mongolia, Japan & USA
Mongol Rally Expedition Training 2021
Once a year we host a Mongol Rally Planning, Logistics and Safety' Day The 2021 course will be held on Sunday 20th June 2021 with a reserve day on Tuesday 22nd June 2021. Our Expedition, Medical and Road Traffic Accidents First Aid day will be held on Monday 21st June 2021. We recommend that both the planning, safety and logistics day and the medical day are both attended. We still have to wait to see whether the 2021 Mongol rally will go ahead, we are montioring the situation.
A whole load of topics covered, from the planning (routes, visas, carnet de passage, money, maps and communication etc), basic mechanics and vehicle checks, personal and vehicle security, camping and equipment, check point procedure and just about anything else that might present a hiccup during the trip.
The price per person, per day is £180 inc VAT. For more details: Mongol Rally Expedition.
Objective's Essential Expedition Equipment
Objective Travel Safety recommend those travelling on Expeditions where you have space, to use the Lifesaver 10,000 litre Jerrycan Starter Pack which will provide clean, filtered drinkable water. Collect water from lakes and streams and filter through the can. The Starter kit also contains a shower attachment and five spare filter cartridges.
The Lifesaver Jerrycan is available from Objective for only £205 incl VAT. Call for details.
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