Expedition Safety




British Standards Institution (BSI) BS 8848:

Outlook Adventures Scotland is fully compliant to the British Standards Institution (BSI) BS 8848: A specification for adventurous activities, expeditions, visits and fieldwork outside the UK. This stipulates that one person or organisation is identified as the ‘expedition organiser’ and takes responsibility for all aspects of the trip including safety. Outlook’s compliance to BS 8848 is your guarantee that when we use outside suppliers for any aspect of our expeditions - such as transport, accommodation or a specific activity - that they also follow the strict requirements of the standard.


UK Health & Safety Executive Adventure Activities Licensing Authority:

Outlook Adventures are licenced by the (UK Health & Safety Executive) ‘Adventure Activities Licensing Authority’ (AALA) to provide outdoor adventure activities to young people under the age of 18 years.


Outlook Adventures are an ‘Approved Activity Provider’ (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, licensed for the following types of expeditions:

- Foot

- Bike

- Boat

- Overseas


Our Emergency Communications Kit


In-country mobiles – 2 x Mobile phones (local sim cards) which are used as the first means of communication.


Satellite Phone – The satellite phone is for emergency use, in situations where no other form of communication is available.


Emergency Satellite Beacon – The satellite beacon is for emergency use only. Once activated a GPS position is sent to the Expedition Operations room.

Return Policy

Our goodwill returns policy, which is in addition to your statutory rights, entitles you the right to cancel within seven days of the contract, or seven days of receipt of the goods. Outlook Adventures clients will be offered either a full refund of the fee paid to Outlook Adventures or a transfer to any other course/date.