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Module 1: Characteristics of adventure

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Outdoor Education - Charcteristics of Adventure: Cost

Cost

The cost of adventure is affected by many factors. Click on the various
factors to reveal the setting of an outdoor adventure.

Cost is affected by many factors:

* the participant has to travel for the activity multiplies the
travelling and transport costs

* relates to the cost of equipment - the new, more advanced equipment
costs a great deal more than low-tech equipment

* multiplies equipment, accommodation, food costs, etc.

* can vary in quality and cost

* can affect the above cost, but can also affect the loss of income one
experiences when on an adventure. For example, climbing Everest can take up
to six months, and in this time the participant may not be earning any
money

* - there are different fees one must pay in a variety of adventure
experiences, such as government fees in Nepal or national parks
(Grampians), and expertise costs, e.g. guides, climbing instructors and ski
instructors.

* and competence is the amount of skill one must have for the level of
activity. The greater the level of expertise, the higher the cost; e.g.
becoming a ski instructor or expert paddler comes at a cost

* and fundraising can cost a great deal for a large adventure such as
ballooning around the world or climbing K2

* and misadventure can cost a great deal, not only in money terms but
also lives

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